Lufthansa formally received its first 747-8 Intercontinental passenger aircraft from Boeing, marking the initial delivery of the type to an airline. The aircraft was delivered to Frankfurt on May 2, and is the first of 20 ordered by Lufthansa. The airline's acceptance comes as Boeing announces a ramp-up in planned 747-8 deliveries for 2012. The manufacturer expects to deliver 35-43 747-8 passenger and freighter aircraft this year, compared to just six 747-8Fs in 2011.


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