10/22/2009--Everett, WA, USA..The Boeing 747-8 cargo under construction at Boeing's Everett, WASH. factory. The 747-8 is a widebody commercial airliner being developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Officially announced in 2005, the 747-8 is the latest evolutionary variant of the Boeing 747, with lengthened fuselage, redesigned wings and improved efficiency. With a maximum take-off weight of 975,000 lb (442,000 kg), the 747-8 will be the heaviest aircraft, commercial or military, to be manufactured in the United States...©2009 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.