British Airways retro liveried BOAC Boeing 747-400 G-BYGC (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
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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]

A Boeing 747-8i in Lufthansa Retro colours
Engineering & Leasing

Boeing to cease 747 production after 50 years

Boeing is ready to end production of the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet after 50 years according to Bloomberg. Employees haven’t been officially told yet but according to “subtle wording changes in financial statements” the last Boeing 747-8 will leave the Seattle factory in 2022. The news comes as many airlines [read more]

BA plan to keep jumbo-jet flying until 2024
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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]