The final Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 has left Heathrow Airport for the final time setting off to the US for its new life. 19 year-old G-VROY ‘Pretty Woman’ is heading to Las Vegas where it will be used by its new owners Atlas Air for, amongst other things, troop transport [read more]
The last British Airways Boeing 747-400 has left Cardiff Airport for what is the final flight of the type for the airline. BOAC liveried G-BYGC departed Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) at 13:37L for the short flight to St Athan where it will be preserved by eCube Solutions. The aircraft flew with [read more]
So you’ve done it. Well done. You’ve gone ahead, raised your £300k and somehow convinced an airline to sell you one of their retired 747s. Now what. Where do you put it? It’s not exactly small enough to fit in your backyard like that Harrier you bought on eBay or [read more]
The final two remaining British Airways Boeing 747 aircraft at London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) are to be given a special send off next week as they depart on their final flights. BA100 Negus livered G-CIVB will depart simultaneously alongside G-CIVY using both runways at the airport. One of the two aircraft [read more]
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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]
British Airways (BA/BAW) has signalled the possible end of its Boeing 747-400 operations as it cancels all further training and recency on the type. The airline is the worlds largest operator of the Boeing 747-400 but with the fleet being modernised with incoming aircraft such as the Airbus A350, Boeing [read more]
With the news that Virgin Atlantic is retiring its remaining 7 Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jets its a very real possibility that we could come out of this pandemic with none of the type left in the UK fleet. The once exulted “Queen of the Skies” was the airliner of choice [read more]