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British Airways confirms Boeing 747 retirement

British Airways (BA/BAW) has confirmed that is retiring the Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet with immediate effect. The airline was the world’s largest operator of the type and has operated the Boeing 747-100, -200 and -400 variants. In a communication to staff British Airways said: “With much regret, we are proposing, [read more]

BA plan to keep jumbo-jet flying until 2024
Engineering & Leasing

BA plan to keep jumbo-jet flying until 2024

British Airways has said it plans to keep the Boeing 747-400 Jumbo-Jet flying until 2024. Speaking to International Airlines Group (IAG) investors, Chief financial officer Steve Gunning, said that new jets coming into the fleet were “30% more efficient than the 747” and the airline was moving through a fleet modernisation phase. [read more]