Back in 2012, Endeavour took its final ferry flight over the Los Angeles area while mounted to the trusty and highly modified Boeing 747 shuttle carrier. No cheesy music soundtrack, no stupid dubstep, no seizure inducing edits, just raw, unadulterated plane porn.
A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 had to make an emergency landing earlier today at Gatwick Airport, London, when its right landing gear got stuck. Amazingly enough, the pilots managed to keep control with only three of the four gears in place.
A technical issue with the landing gear of the Boeing 747 Flight VS43 out of London Gatwick, forced the aircraft to circle the skies of England, eventually making a safe but dramatic landing at the Sussex airport, as seen below.
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.
When you overshoot an exit ramp, you get back on the freeway in the opposite direction and get back on course. Not exactly the same concept applies when you're flying one of the world's largest cargo planes and land at a small industrial airport with spaghetti-sized runways.
You think it would be impossible to make a 747 invisible. With enough clouds, it's not so hard.
When the first officer of Lufthansa flight 403 became ill yesterday, an off-duty airline pilot flying as a passenger took the controls and helped land the plane in Dublin.
In Discovery's upcoming season of the show Curiosity, they crash a Boeing 727 into the desert.
Mouldering quietly on a forlorn corner of Boeing's field near Seattle, Wash., Boeing 747 RA001 is in need of a restoration. To the Washingtonians who built more than 1,400 of the humpbacked workhorses, seeing No. 1 in such a state of disrepair brings a touch of shame.
A flight crew testing the new Boeing 747-8F cargo plane had 17 hours to kill during a max endurance test last night so they decided to graffiti a message across the Western United States.
This is the most amazing photo of a Boeing 747 climbing into the sky you'll likely ever see. It was shot by Daniel Werner, who made the photograph from a private plane near this LAX runway.
Former Northwest Airlines Capt. John Hansen flew the airline's Boeing 747 route from Detroit to Toyko for years. In 2002, the plane tried to kill him and 400 passengers. This is the never-before published story of how he saved them.
As volcanic ash spreads from an eruption under a glacier in the Eyjafjallajokull region of Iceland, the British have taken the drastic step of locking down the country's airspace. Here's why.
A 150-pound piece of a Boeing 747 fell into Miami on Friday, landing in the parking lot of a local mall. This picture was taken the same day in Washington, D.C. Which is worse — blinding snow or falling parts?
Because the Space Shuttle occasionally has to use alternate landing places, NASA uses two heavily modified 747 aircraft to ferry them around the world. Check out how they mate the shuttle to the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft below.