Boeing has delivered the final 747 it has produced, closing a chapter in the American jet manufacturer’s legacy with the quad-engine jet affectionately identified as “The Queen of the Skies.”
The final birth is a 747-8F (67150) that left the Boeing plant at Paine Discipline (PAE) this present day for a final time to be part of Atlas Air Worldwide’s immediate of thirteen 747-8Fs and thirty-5 747-400Fs[[FAT 008466].
Unit 67150 had its first flight in December 2022 and parts the emblem of Apex Logistics Global, the freight forwarder for which Atlas will operate the airplane as share of a charter settlement with Apex guardian Kuehne+Nagel.
Boeing held a commemorative ceremony on the PAE factory the previous day to have an very fair true time the birth.
Unit 67150 joins its sister ship, unit 67149, which became delivered in November and is painted with Kuehne+Nagel titles.
Atlas Air had beforehand expected to procure the final airplane by the cease of 2022 but the birth became pushed abet.
Practically fifty-four years after the 747 first took to the skies, a series of companies including Aerostan and My Freighter have added 747 Classic airframes to their immediate, and while some airways have eradicated older 747s from storage or obtained more -400Fs, others are restful keeping off on choices on occupy the vacuum left by the cease of 747 manufacturing.
Two competing unique-variety designs have emerged as successors to the legendary jumbo: Boeing’s 777-8F and the A350F from Airbus.
The competition between the 2 manufacturers in the manufacturing vivid widebody section has viewed Airbus encompass a elevated cargo door, while Silk Manner West Airlines has change into the finest service to indicate both kinds to date.
The finest diversified 747-400F operators that are identified to have committed to the 777-8F and A350F programs are Singapore Airlines, Cargolux and KLM.
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