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Avatar Airlines endless search for Boeing 747s

After their offer was rejected by British Airways, ultra-low fare airline start-up Avatar Airlines proposed to buy Thai Airways retiring Boeing 747 fleet. ...


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....


Your last chances to fly Boeing 747

The era of the most iconic passenger jet of all time is almost over. News of its grounding by one or another airline is coming almost every day, which begs the question: can you still catch a flight aboard the Queen?  ...


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....


Baltia loses $22.6 million lawsuit to Logistic Air

USGlobal Airways, formerly known as Baltia Airways, was sentenced to pay $22.6 million reparation to Logistic Air after a breach of contract....


History hour: First flight of Boeing 747-400

On April 29, 1988, Boeing test pilots James C. Loesch and Kenneth Higgins took the new Boeing 747-400, serial number 23719, registration N401PW, for its first flight from Paine Field, landing at Boeing Field 2 hours 29 minutes later....


History Hour: Queen of the skies enters service

On January 22, 1970, Captain Robert M. Weeks and crew flew the Pan American World Airways  Boeing 747-121, N736PA,  Clipper Young America, New York to London on a 6 hour, 43-minute inaugural passenger-carrying flight of the new wide-body jet. Aboard were a crew of 20 and 335 passengers....


Boeing announced booking Air Force One planes

Boeing announced formally booking an order for two 747s with the US Air Force. The jumbo jets are to be turned into Air Force One – the US President’s aircraft, Reuters reports....


Farewell, your majesty: United flies 747 for last time

On November 7, 2017, United Airlines flew their Boeing 747 aircraft, dubbed as the Queen of the Skies, for the last time....


Last BA Boeing 747-400 to leave fleet in 2024

The last Boeing 747-400 will leave British Airways fleet in February 2024, the company announces. ...