hannahpa From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 128 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 9525 times:
Looked on the forum, couldn't find info. Since the 747-8I has many of the features as the 787, I can only assume that the 747-8I will also have the photo-electric windows of the 787. Is my assumption correct? I couldn't find any confirmation on any of Boeing's websites.
KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12128 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 9447 times:
Stitch is correct on the size of the windows on the B-747-8I, but I seem to recall reading somewhere they will be the photo-electric type design used on the B-787 series. I also seem to recall that the B-777 will be going to these photo-electric windows, too. The B-767 will not. I would also expect them to be on the next NB design from Boeing, and maybe even on some later B-737NGs.
zeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8880 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 8823 times:
Quoting Stitch (Reply 1):
The 747-8 has the same window belt as the 777, so they will offer more viewable area than any previous 747 family member, but not as much as the 787
If you read what Boeing has said about this in the past, they qualify this by saying about the same size as the 777 and 767-400ER, larger than the 747-400. I have not seen them actually committed to saying they are the same as the 777, I know people have asked if they with be interchangeable with 777 windows and received no reply.
"Actual passenger cabin windows on the 747-8 will be about 8 percent larger than those on current 747s, Eggink said. They will be about the same size as the windows on the 777."
Roy Eggink, is Boeing's chief engineer for 747 product development.