Tag: Boeing 747

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 […]

Martinair Boeing 747 Loses a Part of Flaps On Approach

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Martinair Boeing 747-400, was on approach to Harare’s runway 05, when a part of the flaps dropped from the aircraft and fell into the neighbourhood of Chitungwiza, about 3nm south of the aerodrome. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 05. The airline reported the aircraft lost part of a flap. The […]

Air Force One to Have a New Livery by 2024?

Reading Time: < 1 minute The iconic livery of the US presidential transport, Air Force One, could to be given a fresh look, Donald Trump, the president of the US has revealed in an exclusive interview with ABC news. Most of us already got used to the distinctive painting of the Air Force One Boeing 747 aircraft. Blue & White. […]

KLM Boeing 747 Experiences Engine Failure

Reading Time: < 1 minute A KLM Boeing 747-400, registration PH-BFT performing flight KL-856 from Seoul (South Korea) to Amsterdam (Netherlands) with 270 people on board, was in the initial climb out of Seoul’s runway 15R when one of the engines failed emitting sparks. The crew stopped the climb at 3000 feet, dumped fuel and returned to Seoul for a […]

BOAC to the Future: Heritage B747 Lands at Heathrow

Reading Time: < 1 minute Large crowds gathered at Heathrow to watch the much-anticipated arrival of a British Airways Boeing 747 painted in the iconic design of its predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC). The aircraft entered the IAC paint bay at Dublin Airport on February 5 where it was stripped of its current British Airways Chatham Dockyard design before […]

Skylease Cargo Boeing 747 Overruns Runway on Landing

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Skylease Cargo Boeing 747-400, registration N908AR performing flight GG-4854 from Chicago O’Hare,IL (USA) to Halifax, NS (Canada) with 4 crew, went off the runway at the Halifax airport in eastern Canada. The aircraft was unable to stop before the end of the runway, overran the end of the runway, went down a slope and through […]

Thai Airways 747 Slides off Runway in Bangkok

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Thai Airways Boeing 747-400, carrying 97 passengers and 18 crew members from Guangzhou, slid off a runway while landing at Suvarnabhumi airport in heavy rain. Suvarnabhumi airport authorities said there was a passenger with sprained ankle following a medical check-up at the terminal. The airline reported that ‘while the pilot was landing the plane […]