Uncertain future for 747, ‘Queen of the Skies’

Executives and workers from Boeing and Air China raised champagne flutes and toasted each other and the new airplane hidden behind big, black curtains three stories tall. Before the seared prawns were served for the delivery celebration dinner’s first course, the curtains pulled back for the big reveal — a new 747-8 Intercontinental passenger jet […]

Plane Spotters: National Airlines Boeing 747-400 Arrival and Departure – Great VIDEO

Every day, Airnation.net posts a cool plane spotting video for airliners. Check out all of our plane spotting videos. Want to submit your plane spotting video for consideration for Video of the Day? Message us HERE. This is probably the best painted Boeing 747 which is currently flying around. Video was recored at Liege and […]

Boeing’s 747-400 – The Original Jumbo Jet: End of An Era

Cathay Boeing 747-400

Later this month, Cathay Pacific’s 747 will fly from San Francisco to Hong Kong for the very last time. It’s a story we’re hearing from nearly every airline still flying the most recognizable passenger jet in aviation history – rising fuel costs are prompting carriers to ground their fleets, opting to shuttle passengers in more […]

Boeing Delivers its 1,500th 747

Lufthansa Boeing 747-8

Boeing has delivered the 1,500th 747 to come off the production line to Frankfurt, Germany-based Lufthansa. The milestone airplane is a 747-8 Intercontinental, the 14th one that Lufthansa will incorporate into its long-haul fleet. “Reaching this milestone delivery is a testament to the capabilities of the airplane and our commitment to continuous innovation,” said Eric […]