Tag: Boeing 747

Official: Boeing to End Production of Legendary 747 in 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute After long speculations and unconfirmed statements, Boeing has finally affirmed that the production of the 747 “Queen of the Skies” will come to an end in 2022. The information has been revealed by Boeing CEO in the letter to employees on quarterly results and market realities. “The reality is the pandemic’s impact on the aviation […]

End of Era: Last Qantas Boeing 747 Bids the Very Final Farewell

Reading Time: 2 minutes The final flight QF7474 of the last Qantas Boeing 747 jumbo has already took place. Almost five decades of mutual history of ‘Queen of the Skies’ and Australia’s national carrier is over. The very first jumbo jet entered Qantas fleet in 1971. In 1979, Qantas even became the first airline to operate an all Boeing […]

Sad Farewell: British Airways to Retire Entire Boeing 747 Fleet

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prior to the crisis, British Airways was world’s largest operator of Boeing 747 ”Queen of the Skies”. However, the aircraft type has become a victim of the coronavirus pandemic. In light of the decreased demand for air travel, the airline announced it is about to retire its entire fleet of superjumbos with immediate effect. “It […]

Qantas Plan: 6,000 Job Cuts, Retirement of All Boeing 747s

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas Group has announced its three-year plan aimed at recovery from the crisis with increased flying and new opportunities. In fact, the immediate strategy consists of the three main phases: rightsize, restructure and recapitalize. In order to save enough cash and secure sufficient liquidity to go through the times still filled with great uncertainty, Qantas […]

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 […]