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EP-MNB began flying earlier this year again after being stored for nearly a decade. (Photo: Kristoferb - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15950186)

Mahan Air 747 Re-Enters Service After Nine Years in Storage

Iran’s largest privately-owned airline recently reactivated an aircraft that was stored in 2010. Mahan Air’s EP-MNB performed a test flight on Aug. 27, 2019 according to ch-aviation and began commercial flights on Sept. 4. The aircraft was first delivered to Mahan Air in 2009 and flew for just over one year before it was stored at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport. EP-MNB was originally built for United Airlines with the registration N172UA in 1989 and was stored in Victorville in 2003…

Photo Gallery: A Last Look at Delta’s Queen of the…

Delta Air Lines’ 747 made a stop at Los Angeles International Airport this week on its hub-to-hub farewell tour for the Queen of the Skies. Delta ship 6314 arrived at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Wednesday morning before 10 a.m. and parked at LAX’s Flight Path Museum & Learning…

Photos: United Celebrates the Queen of the Skies at SFO…

On Oct. 8, United opened its maintenance base at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) up to airline employees and their families for the carrier's annual SFO Family Day. This year was special, though, as the airline celebrated the end of an era, saying goodbye to the Boeing 747 fleet. [envira-gallery id="16323"]…

United Tentatively Sets Final Scheduled 747-400 Flight for October

United has tentatively set their final scheduled 747 operation with the update of the airline's Winter 2017/2018 service schedule, per Routesonline.com. As of now, the final flight will depart San Francisco on Oct. 28, 2017 at 10:25 am, bound for Seoul Incheon, reaching its destination on Oct. 29 at 3:15 pm…

Global SuperTanker’s Spirit of John Muir Goes to Israel to…

Spirit of John Muir, the supertanker Boeing 747-400, has safely landed in Tel Aviv; its goal is to help with firefighting efforts after an urgent call from the country for assistance. Even with aircraft from neighboring countries gradually suppressing the flames, the fires continue to rage relentlessly. Flames swept across…