Jan 31 2014, 12:47am CST | by Poch de la Rosa
The Seahawks' official website issued a press release about the development on Jan. 29:
"Boeing (NYSE:BA) today 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.
"This 747-8 is owned by Boeing and currently being used for flight testing. The special livery features the distinctive 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 Thurs., Jan. 30."
"The Seahawks have been an inspiration to our entire community throughout this incredible season. 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."
"The Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl, and this has the city of Seattle more excited than anything else in recent memory. Walk around this city right now and you will see locals everywhere showing much love for our cherished Seahawks.
"We at Boeing were looking for a unique way to show our love and pride in our hometown team, and what better way to do that than to paint a new 747-8 freighter in a special Seahawks livery to commemorate this truly special moment in time."
It also listed some fun facts about the 747-8.
Poch de la Rosa
Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.
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