Latest Order Win for ‘The Queen of the Skies’ Soothes Boeing’s Concern about The Iconic 747

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American aero major Boeing grabbed investor attention recently as it announced an order win for the “Queen of the Skies”, the 747-8 freighter aircraft, and stock soared 1.15%. Silk Way West placed orders for three 747-8F in a deal valued at $1.1 billion at list prices. This gives the company some relief as the aircraft’s […]

Final farewell to the Qantas Boeing 747-400

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TODAY is a poignant moment in Australian aviation history – the last flight of Qantas Boeing 747-400 “Jumbo Jet” registered VH-OJA. After 26 years’ service, the aircraft will fly from Sydney to Illawarra and into retirement. It’s significant as the first Boeing 747-400 series flown by Qantas and the first to include the famous “Longreach” […]

Boeing 747 and Airbus A380: Emirates Could Have an Answer for Their Future

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Boeing has struggled to sustain the 747 program within a rough market for the jumbo. An anemic number of orders have ground down to virtually zero in the last year. However, in a recent report, an unidentified third party is said to have pitched the 747-8 to Gulf airline Emirates in an effort to infuse […]

Turkish Airline Considers Largest Wide-Bodies as Demand Grows

Boeing 747-8F

Turkish Airlines is considering the addition of the largest wide-body airliners to its fleet to help support growth, with passengers flying on one of the fastest-expanding airlines set to reach 63 million this year. The airline is looking at both the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-8 super-jumbos, as well as the smaller Airbus A350 and […]

Airbus Talks Up Airbus A380 Demand

Emirates Airbus A380

Amid low Airbus A380 demand, Airbus Group NV isn’t ready to abandon production of the A380 superjumbo as the head of its commercial jet unit promises to attract new buyers and eventually upgrade the aircraft. “We will get additional customer[s] on the A380,” commercial-jet chief Fabrice Brégier told investors on Thursday. Eventually, the plane will […]