Today marks the end of an era as Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways flies its last scheduled passenger 747-400 flight and retires the final 3 aircraft. Columnist Justin Schlecter takes a look back at his 7 years spent flying the 747 in the right seat for Cathay.
In the Broadway Musical “Annie Get Your Gun”, Annie Oakley bellows in the final scene “Anything you can do, I can do better! I can do anything better than you!” If airplanes could talk, I’m pretty sure that Boeing’s latest 747 variant, the B747-8F, would say the same thing to its predecessor! Let’s get something […]
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Nippon Cargo Airlines last week received its first Boeing 747-8 Freighter, becoming the Japanese launch customer for the new aircraft.
Atlas will operate the new plane on behalf of Swiss freight company Panalpina, whose livery is painted on the new jet. A second 747-8F yet to be delivered will also wear the Panalpina livery.
A Boeing employee was seriously injured Monday night when he was pinned between the spoiler and wing flaps of a new 747 under construction.
Korean Air on Monday took delivery of both their first 747-8 Freighter and 777 Freighter in an elaborate dual-delivery ceremony at the Future of Flight Museum north of Seattle.
Russia’s AirBridgeCargo Airlines on Thursday took delivery of its first of five Boeing 747-8 Freighters on order.
Beijing, Baku and Budapest have all been visited by Boeing’s biggest bird, but before Wednesday, the Big Apple had not.
Boeing on Thursday delivered the first 747-8 Freighter to Atlas Air, which will operate the new hauler—and four more—on behalf of British Airways World Cargo through a five year wet lease agreement.