Photos: EVA Air Bids Farewell to 747 Fleet With Final…

Inevitably, the Queen of the Skies is winding down from regular commercial service. EVA Air, one of the few remaining Boeing 747 operators, is retiring the freighter variant from its Taipei to Los Angeles, officially ending the aircraft type's service for the company. EVA took delivery of its first Boeing…

‘The Aircraft Lives On:’ How 747s Are Finding New Life…

The stretch of Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson is filled with its fair share of oddities. Just about halfway between Arizona's two largest cities lies a ranch where visitors can stop by to feed ostriches and stingrays — in the same visit — smack-dab in the middle of the…

British Airways Schedules Domestic 747 Flights

On the day of its birthday, British Airways has upgraded three of its domestic U.K. flights from their usual Airbus fleet. Three flights on August 25 will operate on Boeing 747-400s, expected to feature a retro heritage livery such as BOAC, Landor or Negus to Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow. These…

Qantas Schedules Last 747 Flight to Hawaii, Confirms Final Service…

As Qantas continues scaling back the use of its Boeing 747-400 aircraft on transpacific routes, a spokesperson from the airline has confirmed to AirlineGeeks that another U.S. route will see the jumbo jet disappear this summer. On Aug. 28, the Sydney to Honolulu route will revert back to the Airbus…

Final Qantas 747 Service To Mainland U.S. Scheduled in December

For the better part of the last half-century, Qantas’ Boeing 747s have been flying to the United States from Australia, a staple of U.S-Australia connections. With Qantas’ impending retirement of the aircraft in favor of its next-generation aircraft, the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, however, only one remaining transpacific…

Remembering the Tenerife Airport Disaster 42 Years Later

On March 27, 1977, 42 years ago, the deadliest accident in aviation history occurred at Los Rodeos Airport on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Two Boeing 747 aircraft, the largest passenger aircraft flying at the time, had collided, leaving 583 casualties due to a series of miscommunications…

British Airways Welcomes Last Retro Livery: Negus

British Airways unveiled the fourth and final retro livery as a Boeing 747-400 painted in 'Negus' colors touched down at London's Heathrow Airport on Thursday morning, continuing the airline's 100-year centenary celebrations. The livery appeared in 1974 and was the first to bring back the name “British airways," which first…

British Airways Reveals Third Retro Livery

British Airways has unveiled a third retro livery to mark the centenary year for the airline. The return of the Landor livery has been repainted on G-BNLY, one of the airline's 34 remaining Boeing 747-400s. This is the second retro livery to be painted on a British Airways 747. February…

British Airways Considers Boeing 777X as 747 Retirement Continues

The Boeing 777X project currently has seven named customers, with an order book totaling 326 aircraft. 46 percent of the ordered aircraft are destined for Emirates Airline as airlines in Asia and the Middle East dominate the firm orders for the aircraft. Lufthansa is currently scheduled to be the launch…