Rytis Beresnevicius

Could stretch have saved Airbus A380?

There are quite a few good reasons why the Airbus A380 never materialized into the poster child that the manufacturer wanted it to be. But was there a saving grace around the corner or was it truly doomed?...


Rytis Beresnevicius

Lufthansa to decide Airbus A380 fate soon; pushes A350 deliveries

Lufthansa's wide-body fleet, including the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747 will get a complete overhaul, according to the company's chief executive Carsten Spohr. Unfortunately, the A380, the A340-600 and the 747-400 have no future at the airline....


Iran Air Force Boeing 747-200
Gabriele Petrauskaite

Iran Air Force Boeing 747 suffers damage during test run

The Iranian Air Force Boeing 747-200B suffered significant damage during an engine test run at Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran. The aircraft was undergoing precise D checks for over a half of a decade before this test run....


Pijus Jauniskis

Champagne bubbles & overheating engines: Boeing 747 service entry

On September 30, 1968, the doors of the Everett assembly plant opened. A tractor towed out a glistening new jetliner, and the sunlight slowly unveiled its Federal Aviation Administration tail number: N7470. The Queen of the Skies was introduced, symbolizing the beginning of Boeing 747 five-decade reign.  ...


Rytis Beresnevicius

Atlas Air Boeing 747 slams three engines into ground in Shanghai

An Atlas Air Boeing 747-400F suffered an engine pod strike to three out four of its engines as it attempted to land in Shanghai, China....


Pijus Jauniskis

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....


AeroTime Team

Can you really tell Airbus A380 & Boeing 747 apart? | Quiz

When it comes to iconic aircraft of today, Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 are the first ones to pop into one’s mind, leaving little space for competition for airliners. Instantly recognizable, both giants are undoubtedly unique in their own ways. But can you really tell which is which?...


Valius Venckunas

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....


Pijus Jauniskis

Another Queen bites the dust: Qantas retires last 747

The July 22, 2020 marks the official end of the Boeing 747 era for Qantas Airways as their Queen of the Skies is set to complete her final journey over the Pacific Ocean (flight number QF7474), signifying the conclusion to her almost-50-year reign....


Valius Venckunas

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?  ...