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747-8 – the state of the program

747-8 – the state of the program

October 3, 2016 at 9:53 am 0 comments

At the end of last week, Cargolux took delivery of a 747-8 Freighter. As we said in Friday’s post on that delivery, the Luxembourg-based carrier had already taken delivery of thirteen of the type, and this one, #14, is the last it will take. Several other carriers have also takenRead More

Cargolux's 14th 747-8F at Boeing's Everett Delivery Center.

Cargolux takes early delivery of its final 747-8F

September 30, 2016 at 10:35 am 0 comments

Yesterday morning, at Boeing’s Everett, WA delivery center, executives from the manufacturer and carrier were on-site to celebrate the arrival of Cargolux’s newest 747-8. It was not really an earth-shaking surprise, given the Luxembourg-based carrier has already taken delivery of thirteen of the type. But this one, #14, is theRead More

RIP Joe Sutter — Father of the 747

RIP Joe Sutter — Father of the 747

August 31, 2016 at 8:59 am 0 comments

Joe Sutter, “the father of the 747” died yesterday. He was the lead engineer and project manager for the development of the original 747 in the late 1960s, and below, we offer a video featuring an interview with him at the first flight of the 747-8 in 2010. But before that, hereRead More

Is the end in sight for the 747 — Part III

Is the end in sight for the 747 — Part III

August 17, 2016 at 9:08 am 0 comments

Today we conclude our three-part look at the future of Boeing’s 747 progam. In Part I we looked at the almost-fifty-year history of the 747, and noted Boeing’s warning that unless orders pick up, it is “reasonably possible that we could decide to end production of the 747.” Until recently, Boeing has saidRead More

Is the end in sight for the 747 — Part II

Is the end in sight for the 747 — Part II

August 16, 2016 at 9:58 am 0 comments

Yesterday, in Part I of this three-part analysis, we quoted Boeing’s warning that, unless orders picked up, it was “reasonably possible that we could decide to end production of the 747.” You can read Part I here, and Part III here. Today we continue with Part II Until recently, Boeing hasRead More

Is the end in sight for the 747?

Is the end in sight for the 747?

August 15, 2016 at 9:25 am 0 comments

If there is one aircraft type that symbolizes commercial aviation, it is Boeing’s 747. Since the first 747-100 entered service in January 1970 (see the historic video at the end of this post), the manufacturer has delivered over 1,500 747s in several variants, up to and including the current offering,Read More

Is the end in sight for the 747?

Is the end in sight for the 747?

July 28, 2016 at 10:09 am 1 comment

If there is one aircraft type that symbolizes commercial aviation, it is Boeing’s 747. Since the first 747-100 entered service in January 1970 with Pan American World Airways, the manufacturer has delivered 1,522 747s in several variants, up to and including the current offering, the 747-8. For ordinary citizens theRead More

Happy 100th birthday, Boeing!

Happy 100th birthday, Boeing!

July 15, 2016 at 10:32 am 0 comments

On 15 July, 2016 – exactly 100 years ago today — Boeing began making airplanes. We join the rest of the aviation world in toasting “Happy 100th Birthday,” and you can visit Boeing’s celebration webpage to see what the company itself has to say, but who better to have the lastRead More