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Yemeni Presidential 747 Destroyed In Fighting At Airport

Amid a fierce firefight at Aden International Airport in Yemen last week, one of few remaining 747SP aircraft was completely destroyed. Operated by Yemenia and reserved for the use of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, the aircraft had previously been damaged when the country’s civil war broke out earlier this year. » 7/20/15 2:38pm 7/20/15 2:38pm

Boeing Scales Back 747 Production As Air Cargo Market Changes Rapidly

Despite receiving a big Memorandum of Understanding for 20 new 747-8F aircraft last week at the Paris Air Show, Boeing announced that they would slow production for the original jumbo jet at their Everett, WA manufacturing facility. This is the fourth time in two years that 747-8 production has been throttled back.… » 6/26/15 2:28pm 6/26/15 2:28pm

NASA's Stubby 747 Has A Big Telescope In The Back That Can See Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has recently begun sending back the first color images of Pluto and Charon, and they are spectacular. But prior to the probe making its close approach to Pluto on July 14th, scientists have been scouting Pluto’s atmosphere using a 98-inch telescope mounted inside a highly modified Boeing… » 6/24/15 12:06pm 6/24/15 12:06pm

The Queen Of The Skies Lives For Now As 747 Orders Keep Production Open

One of the more interesting developments from the Paris Air Show this week is that a Russian cargo airline will buy 20 of Boeing’s 747-8F freighters. The deal is said to be worth $7.4 billion, and it couldn’t have come at a better time for Boeing’s struggling 747-8 program. » 6/18/15 1:54pm 6/18/15 1:54pm

Boeing Delivers 1,500th 747 As Future Of The Model Remains In Doubt

Boeing delivered its 1,500th 747 to Germany's Lufthansa Airlines today at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. No other widebody aircraft has reached this milestone. It's a 747-8i model, the longest passenger jet in the world. This aircraft, registered D-ABYP is the 14th 747-8i for Lufthansa's fleet. » 6/28/14 11:50pm 6/28/14 11:50pm