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 […]