Articles tagged “boeing 747”

Qantas Is Latest Major Global Airline to Give Up on Boeing 747

Qantas Is Latest Major Global Airline to Give Up on Boeing 747

Brian Sumers, Skift

Aviation nerds surely will be upset Qantas is retiring its Boeing 747s. The aircraft has been the world's most iconic jet for decades, but times change, and airlines now prefer smaller, more fuel efficient twin-engined jets. Sadly only a few airlines — British Airways, Lufthansa, Korean Air and Air China — seem committed to the aircraft beyond 2020.

1 year ago

Boeing Is Just About Giving Up On Selling Jumbo Jets

Boeing Is Just About Giving Up On Selling Jumbo Jets

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

Boeing is right that its iconic 747 does not have much of a future as a passenger jet. Airbus is in slightly better shape — but not by much. Airlines don't want behemoth four-engine aircraft anymore. Most want single-level, two engine planes.

2 years ago

Time Is Running out for a Final Ride on the Classic 747

Time Is Running out for a Final Ride on the Classic 747

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Aviation enthusiasts who want one last ride on a U.S.-operated 747 have limited time (and route options) left. But will avgeeks go out of their way to fly on an aircraft that no longer has wide appeal for passengers?

3 years ago