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seahawksboeing121Seahawks fever is abound all around Seattle, from the skyscrapers to the coffee to the cars.

Now you can add airplanes to the mix. Boeing just unveiled a newly-designed 747-8 Freighter, complete with Seahawks artwork that is pretty freaking awesome and just in time for the Feb. 2 Super Bowl.

“The Seahawks have been an inspiration to our entire community throughout this incredible season,” Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner said in a statement. “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.”

Here’s a good look at the mock-ups, courtesy of the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace:



Boeing offered up some fun facts about the 747-8, including my personal favorite: The airplane — which is currently being used for flight testing — can carry 121 million Skittles candies or 302,400 one-pound bags, just in case Beast Mode was wondering:


Alaska Airlines is also getting in on the Seahawks love, throwing a Super Bowl party on a flight to Newark Liberty International with a special Seahawks-themed plane.

Go Hawks.

Follow-up: Boeing’s new Seahawks-themed 747 takes first flight in ’12′ pattern to salute Seattle fans

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