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Iran’s overhauled Boeing 747 prepares for arms embargo lift

Local Iranian engineers have overhauled an Iran Air Boeing 747 as the country plans for the lift of the US-led arms embargo....


Boeing confirms that production of 747 will end in 2022

Rumors about the end of production of the Boeing 747 were put to bed, as Boeing officially confirmed that the final Queen of the Skies will roll out in 2022....


KLM schedules retirement to 747s that came back from the grave

KLM, the Dutch national carrier and the oldest airline in the world, announced they are going to bid farewell to their long-serving Boeing 747 fleet in late October 2020....


Boeing 747 is back in full swing during COVID-19

The recent years have been harsh for Queen of The Skies – The Boeing 747, with airlines announcing retirement plans left and right, the older models of the jumbo were destined to meet their days par...


British Airways begins service of 747 in BOAC livery

Why would an airline change its livery to another company's, one might ask.  Well, the answer lies at its roots.  ...


Lufthansa pays tribute to Boeing 747 on its 50th anniversary

It has been almost 50 years since Boeing 747-100 made its maiden flight.  On February 9, 1969, it took off over Seattle for the first time, entering commercial service with Pan American World Airways (PanAm) a year later. Shortly, the Jumbo Jet arrived in Europe and entered commercial passenger service with Lufthansa - the first European and second operator in the world. Ahead of the airliner’s 50 years celebrations, Lufthansa commemor...


British Airways reveals "iconic" BOAC Boeing 747 design

British Airways (BA) is celebrating its 100-year anniversary with a nod to the past. The airline announced on January 21, 2019, it will be painting one of its Boeing 747s in the design of its predecessor airline, British Overseas Airways Corporation or BOAC. The “iconic” livery on the equally iconic jumbo jet is to be debuted next month....


El Al – The Pride Of Israel In The Sky

El Al – The Pride Of Israel In The Sky One of the most controversial airlines in the sky, El Al has managed to survive a lot during its history. If we take a look at any other airline in the world, no other airline had to go through that much. And if they did, the airline‘s history has a dot that closes down the whole story. But El Al has persisted and managed to not only survive but thrive in the modern world. It is also regarded as one of the s...


50 years of Boeing 747: How Queen of Skies reigned air travel

On Sept. 30, 1968, the first Boeing 747 rolled out of its custom-built assembly plant in Everett, Washington. From the beginning, everything about the plane once known as the “queen of the skies” was big....


Qatar sells the world's largest private plane

Qatar Amiri Flight, an airline owned and operated by the government of Qatar, put one if two Boeing 747-8i aircraft on sale. The aircraft is known to be “the largest private aircraft in the world”, A21 reports....