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  1. Boeing says farewell to ‘Queen of the Skies’ with last 747 delivery

    The 747 has proven more popular among cargo operators. There are still 314 747 freighters in use, according to Cirium, many of which were initially used as passenger jets before being renovated into freighters. Features such as the distinctive nose-loading capability, and the cockpit’s elevated position, leaving the … See more

    Interestingly for a jet that predates the Apollo Moon landings (it hit the skies a few months earlier, in February 1969), the Boeing 747’s production line has outlasted that of one of its … See more

    While Boeing hasn’t disclosed much publicly about what it intends to do with the facilities that housed the Boeing 747 final assembly line, in the run up to the final jumbo delivery reports have emergedthat they … See more

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    WebJan 31, 2023 · SEATTLE -- Boeing bid farewell to an icon on Tuesday, delivering its final 747 jumbo jet as thousands of workers who helped build the planes over the past 55 …


    WebDec 6, 2022 · New York CNN Business —. After 53 years and more than 1,570 planes, the last Boeing 747 rolled off the assembly line in Washington state Tuesday evening, on its way to serve as a cargo plane ...

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    WebJan 31, 2023 · Today, Boeing delivered the final 747 ever made, a 747-8F (freighter), to Atlas Air, the world's largest operator of 747s, with 51. The …


    WebFeb 1, 2023 · Boeing bid farewell to the iconic 747, delivering the final plane to Atlas Air on Tuesday afternoon and marking an end of an era when the first-ever "jumbo jet" ruled the skies.

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      WebFeb 1, 2023 · The 747 is ending its working life as a mainstay of the global air cargo fleet. The jets were instrumental in carrying Covid-19 vaccines and protective equipment at the …


      WebJan 31, 2023 · SEATTLE — Boeing bids farewell to an icon on Tuesday: It’s delivering its final 747 jumbo jet. Since its first flight in 1969, the giant yet graceful 747 has served as …


      WebJan 31, 2023 · When cargo carrier Atlas Air takes the proverbial keys to its 747-8 Freighter this Tuesday, there’ll never be another. The aircraft — tail number N863GT — will go down in history as the 1,574th and last 747


      WebJan 31, 2023 · Thomas Frey—picture alliance/Getty Images. The Boeing factory, where the last 747 jumbo jet was built, in Everett, Wash., Sept. 28, 2022. The "Queen of the Skies" brought air travel to the ...


      WebJan 31, 2023 · The last 747 jumbo jet to be built sits outside Boeing’s factory in Everett. (Boeing Photo) Boeing gave its iconic 747 jumbo jet a grand sendoff today, marking the end of a 55-year era for ...