First of Last: Atlas Air Takes Delivery of Boeing 747-8F,…

U.S. cargo and charter airline Atlas Air took delivery of the first of four Boeing 747-8Fs (freighters) it plans to add to its fleet during 2022. The aircraft will operate on behalf of its Chinese customer Cainiao, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group, as part of a previously announced long-term agreement. The…

India Aviation Authority Deregisters Air India’s Last Boeing 74s7s

Last week, India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) deregistered the last four Boeing 747-400s still listed as assets in the fleet of Air India, the national airline recently sold to the Tata Sons Group. With this, one of the last passenger jumbo jet operators in the world is saying…

Lufthansa Brings Last 747 Out of Storage From Twente Airport

German flag carrier, Lufthansa, has brought their last Boeing 747 out of storage from Twente Airport to be returned to service. The Twitter account for the Twente Airport in the Netherlands tweeted out photos of the German queen departing for Frankfurt. From there the aircraft will go through the process…

Inside Victorville Airport, 400 Pandemic-Stricken Airliners Face an Uncertain Future

Head through the Mojave Desert and up Interstate 15 just north of Los Angeles, and you’ll find a relatively small, unsuspecting airport with no commercial air service. Airfields such as this one aren’t uncommon in California, but this particular one stands out. ComAv Technical Services, located at Southern California Logistics…

AirlineGeeks Webinar: Q&A with ‘The New Air Force One: Flying…

AirlineGeeks will host 9-Line Media Owner Scott Bateman on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Mr. Bateman's team recently produced a new documentary called 'The New Air Force One: Flying Fortress,' which exclusively went behind-the-scenes as the U.S. government prepares to introduce a new presidential aircraft. The documentary aired…

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…

Boeing Confirms 747 End, Production Rate Reduction for Most Programs

Boeing announced today its results for the second quarter of the year and it comes as no surprise that the balance continues to be negative, even with the significant contribution of Boeing Defense & Space and Boeing Global Services. With Boeing Commercial facing such a challenging time, the company is…

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.…

British Airways Announces Immediate Retirement of 747 Fleet

British Airway has announced that it will immediately retire its Boeing 747 fleet following the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. The airline was forced to store all of its 28 747-400s due to reduced demand in the midst of the respiratory disease pandemic. In a letter sent out to all…