The Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Gets a New Lease on Life

Boeing 747-8

The biennial Paris Air Show always features plenty of big aircraft orders. Boeing and Airbus are both known for holding off order announcements so they can make a big splash at the major trade shows. But perhaps the biggest surprise of the 2015 Paris Air Show was Boeing’s announcement that it had signed a Memorandum […]

World will need $5.6 trillion in aircraft over next 20 years; freighters, including 747, get boost

British Airways Boeing 747

The global aircraft market will need 38,000 jets worth $5.6 trillion in the next 20 years. Of that, 38 percent of the demand will come from Asia and just 21 percent from North America. This is a key result of the Boeing Current Market Forecast, issued early Thursday morning by Boeing. “We see a strong […]

The Boeing 747 rebound: Forecaster predicts big bump in freighter orders

KLM 747 Cargo

Rising air freight volumes may give Boeing’s 747-8F freighter new wings. Boeing could win about 55 more orders for its largest freighter, nearly as many as it has built so far, said Bob Dahl, managing director for Air Cargo Management Group in Seattle, an internationally known and respected analyst group. That could keep assembly going […]

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

Boeing 747-8

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

Qantas 747 pilots

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” […]