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A JAL 747 registered as JA8119 which crashed on August 12, 1985 in Japan. (Photo: Kjell Nilsson - https://aviation-safety.net/photo/9304/Boeing-747-SR46-JA8119, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=83253632)

Anniversary of JAL 123 Crash Renews Requests to Re-Open Investigation

This week marks the 35th anniversary of the deadliest single aircraft accident in aviation history. Japan Airlines flight 123, a B747 flying from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to Osaka International Airport, crashed 32 minutes after departure near Mount Osutaka in Japan, killing 520 people. All but four passengers were lost in the accident. Despite the accident occurring 35 years ago, and an investigation conducted by the usual investigatory parties including the U.S.’ National Transportation Safety Board, some of the families of…

Reports: Boeing Set to End 747 Production

"Boeing has not told employees, but the company is pulling the plug on its 747 jumbo jet, ending a half-century run. The last 747-800 will roll out of a Seattle area factory in about two years," reported Bloomberg on Thursday citing people familiar with the matter. The last 747-8 will…

Trip Report: Onboard Lufthansa’s First Transatlantic Flight in Its New…

After a busy week for Lufthansa, it was time for the final event for the launch of the rebranding: the first commercial flight in the new livery on a Boeing 747. For the historic flight, Lufthansa chose its flagship route, Frankfurt to New York on flight LH400, and one of…

A Reminiscent Farewell: United’s Boeing 747-400 Takes Final Flight from…

On Tuesday, United Airlines flew the last commercial flight for its Boeing 747-400 aircraft, marking the end of an era for the Chicago-based airline. The iconic jumbo jet, lovingly referred to as the "Queen of the Skies" by the aviation community, flew its last flight for United from San Francisco…