Based in Seattle, jet commercial manufacturer Boeing has re-introduced its seasonal rendition of a customized 747 for the Seattle Seahawks. The interior hasn’t been disclosed – whether its customized upholstery or handcrafted Seahawks-themed carpet.
As opposed to last year’s design, Boeing re-mastered the tail featuring Russell Wilson’s number with the infamous Seahawk’s beak facing the cockpit.
Last year, Boeing rolled out the first production model with specialized navy blue encasing that hugs the engines and a bulkier Seahawks-printed logo that lines the fuselage and passenger windows.
Since establishing clients in the domestic market, Boeing is trying to steal international customers away from its overseas competitor, Airbus. Since the mid-1990s, Boeing and Airbus have battled over the same territories and even exchanged some board members along the way.
While its first North American factory plant is in the woodshed Airbus, is a close second this quarter in selling its newest models, the A350 and the A320neo, which stands for “new engine option” and is the environmental cousin to the traditional A320 family.
With its home office in Toulouse, France, Airbus is known for its military transport vehicle, the Beluga, and its double-decker A380. And despite complications in selling the A380 to airports, Airbus has issued a patent for the “Colossus,” the successor to the A380.
If anyone’s interested in further reading about who’s ruling the skies (in 1990 and early 2000 terms), John Newhouse’s Boeing Versus Airbus is a solid read on the matter.
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