Tag: Boeing 747

Airbus A380 and Boeing 747: Fate after the Crisis?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Would you agree that Airbus’ double-decker A380 and Boeing’s Queen of the Skies 747 are the icons of modern commercial aviation? At least to some extent. Identifiable contrails, distinctive engines’ sound and a breathtaking view of giants manoeuvring among other planes around the airport. Not to omit the detail that most of plane emojis, gifs […]

Air France-KLM Group Operates only 5% of Capacity During Q2

Reading Time: 1 minute The crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic has hardly hit Air France-KLM Group. At present it is “navigating a storm of unprecedented severity” and during the second quarter operates only around 5% of the previously planned capacity. In a statement, the company revealed that after a slow resumption of flights throughout summer, in September it […]

Boeing to Gradually Resume Production of Commercial Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing is set to gradually resume production of all commercial aircraft at its Puget Sound-region facilities next week. The Washington state facilities have been closed for nearly a month amid the coronavirus pandemic. This way, almost 27,000 Boeing employees in the Puget Sound area will return to work and resume production of the 747, 767, […]

Air France Grounds Airbus A380s and KLM Boeing 747s

Reading Time: < 1 minute Adapting to the quickly changing situation on the air travel market due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, Air France-KLM Group has announced implementing major flight reductions, FlightGlobal reports. Home countries of both KLM and Air France have not imposed border controls and air traffic is still allowed to and out of both the Netherlands […]

British Airways Boeing 747 Breaks Transatlantic Speed Record

Reading Time: < 1 minute Every cloud has a silver lining, even in the storm. This is the case of British Airways Boeing 747-400, which on the New York-London route entered the area of ferocious Storm Ciara but thanks to the powerful transatlantic jetstream set a new subsonic speed record. Accelerated by Storm Ciara on 9 February, 2020, the jumbo […]

Boeing Faces 53% Slump in Deliveries During 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Boeing Company has announced the deliveries for the year 2019 – 380 aircraft from across all the commercial aircraft programs. This is a 53% decrease compared to the number of commercial planes delivered in 2018 – 806. After the global grounding of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft following the two deadly crashes, it was not […]

Qantas Retires Its Legendary Boeing 747 from the US Sky

Reading Time: < 1 minute Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia, has operated the final flight with the iconic Boeing 747 aircraft between Australia mainland US (San Francisco – Sydney). The airline bid the last farewell  with its Boeing 747 ahead of the aircraft retirement in early 2020. The Boeing 747 has been wearing Qantas livery on the flights to […]

El Al Bids an Impressive Final Farewell to Boeing 747 Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes El Al, the flag carrier of Israel, has become the latest airline bidding the final farewell to its long-standing Boeing 747 fleet. After a 48-years bond, El Al marked this special event by tracing a silhouette of itself in the sky. The last flight of the El Al’s four-engined ‘Queen of the Skies’ (24.4 years […]

Beloved Qantas 747 Becomes Rolls-Royce Flying Testbed

Reading Time: 3 minutes A much-loved Qantas passenger aircraft retired from commercial service this weekend to begin life as a Rolls-Royce flying testbed. The aircraft will be used to test current and future jet engine technology that will transform flight, reduce emissions and set new benchmarks for efficiency. The Boeing 747-400 – with the registration of VH-OJU – has […]

World’s Largest Fire-Fighting Aircraft Deployed over Amazon Region

Reading Time: 2 minutes Viru Viru International Airport near Santa Cruz de la Sierra is Bolivia’s most important airport. From the end of last week a red and white jumbo jet is taking off up to four times a day from the 3.5-kilometer-long runway. A “Global Supertanker”, the largest fire-fighting aircraft in the world and it is there at […]