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British Airways’ Retired 747 to be Converted into a Cinema, Museum and Business Center

On Oct. 8th, British Airways’ last 747 touched down at Cotswold Airport in Kemble, England after 26 years in the sky. While it may be the end of its days as a commercial jet, this 747 isn’t done serving the public. By spring 2021, the aircraft will be permanently parked at Cotswold Airport and converted into a cinema, conference venue and education center. Life as a Commercial Jet The aircraft, registered as G-CIVB, entered service at British Airways in 1994…

Arizona Man Looks to Start Sushi Restaurant in Decommissioned 747

In an age where more-and-more airliners fall by the retirement wayside, a Boeing 747 sitting alongside Interstate 10 near Tucson, Ariz. is finding new life. But this time the jet won’t be traversing the skies, instead being commissioned to serve sushi to patrons on the ground. The aircraft, registered as…

How Fiji Airways Is Preparing Its Stored Aircraft For Future…

While many major airlines around the world are contemplating how many and which aircraft they must retire to stay afloat, they must also decide which of their existing, active aircraft should be grounded to maximize efficiency while minimizing costs, until they are ready to return the aircraft to service. However,…

Singapore Airlines Temporarily Converts Airbus A380 into a Restaurant

As more airlines across the world introduce “flights to nowhere,” Singapore Airlines has taken a step back from that idea with a revolutionary new way to increase cash flow during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the airline has decided to not continue its own flights to nowhere, it has introduced new…

Aerolíneas Argentinas Reveals Retro Livery 737

On the occasion of its 70th-anniversary celebrations, Aerolíneas Argentinas presented its aircraft with retro design and colors in a new institutional video. [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://airlinegeeks.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WhatsApp-Video-2020-09-07-at-10.39.55-AM.mp4"][/video] The plane, a Boeing 737-700, was painted in the workshops of  Fábrica Argentina de Aviones, better known as FADEA, which are located in the…

The Whales in the Sky

Today, when you board a newly-built commercial aircraft like the A350 or B787, you are stepping onto an unprecedented global feat of engineering. There aren’t many other endeavors on such a grand scale and scope that draws upon the world’s engineers and manufacturers like a commercial aircraft does.  Building a…

Canada to Test Fly the 737 MAX Before Granting Approvals

Transport Canada announced this week it plans to conduct test flights of the 737 MAX prior to its return to service in Canadian skies.  According to a report by Reuters, Transport Canada, the Canadian ministry tasked with overseeing all aspects of transportation in the country, will be the first non-U.S.…

Virgin Galactic Unveils Mach 3 Aircraft Design

Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. unveiled its design for a new high-speed commercial passenger aircraft on Monday, taking a key first step by signing an important supplier partner for the aircraft’s engines, the company announced in a press release. The initial supersonic design is targeting an aircraft capable of Mach 3,…

QF7474 — The Final Qantas 747 Flight Takes Off

Qantas has bid farewell to its last Boeing 747-400 as it departed across the Pacific Ocean to Los Angeles before positioning to Mojave Airport, California as its final resting place. The final flight has brought down the curtain on a five-decade partnership between Qantas and the Queen of the Skies,…

British Airways and the Boeing 747 — A Look Back…

The warning signs were there in March when the coronavirus stopped the aviation industry dead in its tracks. The knock-on effects from the global downturn of passenger traffic were already being calculated by airlines across the world, with decisions being made for what life would look like for airlines post-COVID.…