Tag: Boeing 747

UPS Boeing 747 Overruns Runway on Takeoff

UPS Boeing 747 performing freight flight from Anchorage to Louisville was climbing out when upon contacting departure the crew advised they needed to return to Anchorage, two tyres were showing 0 pressure and obviously had lost pressure on deparure. The aircraft stopped the climb at 8500 feet, dumped fuel for about 45 minutes, performed a […]

GE9X Engine Goes Airborne

The GE9XTM engine lifted off on March 13 under wing of GE Aviation’s 747 flying testbed in Victorville, California, for its first flight test. The engine that will power Boeing’s new 777X aircraft took to the air around 10:40 a.m. Pacific standard time and flew for more than four hours on its first flight. During […]

Saudia Cargo Airlines Suffered Runway Excursion on Takeoff

MyCargo Airlines Boeing 747-400 freighter on behalf of Saudia Cargo Airlines, performing freight flight from Maastricht to Jeddah, was accelerating for takeoff when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed and deployed the thrust reversers. The aircraft veered right off the runway and came to a stop with all gear on soft ground to the […]

United Says Farewell to the “Queen of the Skies”

United Airlines has ended its 47-year relationship with the Boeing 747 with a special ‘retro’ flight from San Francisco to Honolulu in acknowledgement of its first-ever commercial flight on July 23, 1970. This last flight follows on from the carrier’s final international 747 flight, from Seoul to San Francisco, on October 29. More than 300 […]

United Completes Last International Flight for Boeing 747 Fleet

After departing Seoul-Incheon Airport one last time, United Airlines flight 892 touched down at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday at San Francisco International Airport. The arrival of this flight marked the last international regularly scheduled flight for the airline’s Boeing 747. The airline flew its 374-seat jet from its San Francisco hub to many Asian destinations […]

United Gives 747 Special Send-Off

United Airlines will say goodbye to the Boeing 747 Nov. 7 with a special flight to Hawaii that commemorates its first use of the airliner in commercial service. The flight sold out within hours on Tuesday. The last scheduled United 747 revenue flight will be from Seoul to SFO on Oct. 29. United was the […]

Boeing Cuts Back On Large Aircraft As Demand Drops

The era of very large passenger aircraft like the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747 is coming to an end. Most airlines no longer want the Airbus “Superjumbo” or Boeing’s “Queen of the Skies” as they increasingly opt for smaller wide-body versions that are fuel-efficient, flexible and viable to operate. “We have seen a very consistent […]

Delta Boeing 747 Engine Shuts Down In Flight Over The Pacific

A Delta Airlines Boeing 747-400 performing flight from Tokyo Narita to Detroit with 310 passengers and 17 crew was over the Pacific Ocean when the crew reported problems with the #1 engine (PW4056, outboard left hand) and decided to return to Tokyo Narita, where the aircraft landed back about 7 hours after departure. A passenger […]

Cargologic Air Boeing 747 Drops Part of Flaps In Flight

A Cargologic Air Boeing 747-400, registration G-CLBA performing flight CLU-473 from Frankfurt/Main to Munich (Germany), was on approach to Munich’s runway 26R when a part of the inboard flap track from the right hand wing (between fuselage and engine #3) separated from the aircraft and fell onto a field at Wartenberg about 7nm short of […]

United Moves Up 747 Fleet Retirement to 4Q 2017

United Airlines has decided to retire its remaining 20 Boeing 747-400s by the end of 2017, moving up the fleet’s retirement by a year. United had previously said it would retire its 747 fleet by the end 2018. But president Scott Kirby said in a Jan. 11 message posted online that “the time has come […]