Boeing’s badass Seahawks-themed 747 is back.
The airline company today unveiled a newly-designed 747-8 Freighter with Seahawks colors and logos that was rolled out at Boeing’s paint hangar in Everett.
Boeing did the same in January 2014, debuting a 747-8 in Seahawks blue and green just before Seattle won its first Super Bowl ever against Denver. The jet that Boeing showed off today is different than that original 747-8 and features a few design tweaks.
Back in 2014, Boeing flew the original Seahawks 747-8 over Seattle and around the state of Washington in a “12” pattern — an ode to the Seattle fan base known as the “12s.” The jet was eventually repainted as part of regular and ongoing campaign activity.
Boeing said that the new jet will fly over Lake Washington near Seattle on Aug. 2 during Seafair and will also take part in other Seahawks-related activities during the year.
The Seahawks open the season on Sept. 13 at St. Louis. Preseason kicks off with a game at Kansas City on Aug. 21.