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Boeing unveils livery for Seattle Seahawks

By Staff Reports on January 30, 2014

Boeing revealed a 747-8 freighter painted in the livery of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks.

The livery commemorates the team's National Football Conference Championship and upcoming appearance in Super Bowl XLVIII. 

Boeing is a sponsor of the Seattle Seahawks and has partnered with the team for more than a decade on programs in the Puget Sound area. However, it moved its headquarters to Chicago several years ago.

"The Seahawks have been an inspiration to our entire community throughout this incredible season," Ray Conner, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO, said. "We're honored that we could join together two Northwest icons, the Seahawks and the 747, for this special salute from the entire Boeing team."

This 747-8 is owned by Boeing and being used for flight-testing. The special livery features the Seahawks logo and a "12" on the tail to salute the team's fans.

The airplane will make its first flight in its new livery on Thursday.

"The 747 team is proud that one of our airplanes could be used as a tribute to the Seahawks' success this season and a rallying cry for the team as they prepare for the Super Bowl," said Eric Lindblad, vice president and general manager, 747 program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The partnerships we have with the Seahawks and others are making a positive difference in the communities where Boeing employees live and work. We join with all Seahawks fans in wishing the team success on Sunday."

Apparently no one plans a similar livery for the Denver Broncos, Seattle's opponent in Sunday's game.