Daily Memo: Resilient 747 To Live On In Large Numbers

last 747-8 take off

The final production 747-8F, for Atlas Air, is photographed during pre-delivery acceptance tests. 

Credit: Paul Weatherman/Boeing
The Boeing 747 program comes to an end with the departure from Everett, Washington of the final new-build 747-8F freighter to Atlas Air on Feb. 1, but the current active fleet of more than 400 aircraft continues to illustrate the fundamental resilience of the baseline 1960s design. The program’s...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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