Boeing 747

By Alan Dron
The Justice Department has completed the seizure of a Boeing 747 previously owned by Iran’s Mahan Air.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Paul Seidenman, David Spanovich
Manufacturers of aircraft cargo handling systems target improvements to reduce maintenance and enable more cargo flexibility.
Interiors & Connectivity

By Chen Chuanren
Established in April 2020, during the pandemic Sirius changed its initial plan of carrying passengers into forming cargo airline.
Airlines & Lessors

By Thierry Dubois, Guy Norris
Validating the design of the fan blades is the overarching goal of a monthslong campaign at ONERA’s S1MA wind tunnel.
Emerging Technologies

By Guy Norris
Investigators are examining an engine fire on an Atlas Air Boeing 747-8F that had to return to Miami International Airport shortly after takeoff on Jan. 18.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Sean Broderick
Boeing recently discovered 747 jumpers are failing “at an excessive rate,” an FAA airworthiness directive (AD) set for publication Nov. 30 reveals.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Michael Bruno
The new CEO of Spirit AeroSystems is expanding his imprint on the beleaguered aerostructure provider’s operations with the departure of COO Samantha Marnick.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

By Brian Everstine
Private midtier bets that its post-production modification and communications expertise could give it a shot over defense giants and OEMs.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Helen Massy-Beresford
One Air, which is the only UK Boeing 747 operator, says it plans to add a second 747 freighter to its fleet in the fourth quarter of this year.
Airlines & Lessors

By Michael Bruno, Guy Norris
Like a shooting star, Virgin Orbit’s quick flare-up and steady diminution punctuates new space’s financial struggles.
Commercial Space

By Chen Chuanren
Air China narrowed its first-quarter net loss to CNY3.2 billion ($462 million) from CNY9.8 billion a year prior.
Airlines & Lessors

By Victoria Moores
The airfreight sector continuing to evolve with UK-based One Air preparing for launch and DHL Express signing up for 777LR conversions.
Airlines & Lessors

By Lindsay Bjerregaard
Through its partnership with SEMAN Peru, it is adding services for Boeing 747 and 777 aircraft, as well as $2 million in new machinery.
MRO Americas

By Chris Sloan
The Boeing 747 became the air transport vehicle of choice for the elite, everyman and boxes.
Interiors & Connectivity

Readers write about the Boeing 747, airline operations snafus, vertical flight on Mars and the Mitsubishi SpaceJet.
Aviation Week & Space Technology

By Tony Osborne
Bosses at a Welsh startup whose satellite was lost in the failed Virgin Orbit launch from the UK have criticized the country’s approach to sat licensing.
Commercial Space

Readers write about the Boeing 747's legacy, pilot mental health, 100-year-old American companies and Boeing KC-46 refueling issues.
Aviation Week & Space Technology

By Graham Warwick
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week
Aerospace

By David Casey
Mainline capacity is being increased on routes to the Balearic island, while Lufthansa’s new long-haul subsidiary is adding Zimbabwe to its network.
Airports & Networks

By David Casey
As British Airways’ fleet of Boeing 747s becomes the latest victim of the COVID-19 pandemic, Routes assesses the impact on the carrier’s network.
Airports & Networks

By David Casey
Australia’s flag carrier Qantas is looking to grow its international network with an order for six additional Dreamliners as it accelerates the retirement of its last six Boeing 747s.
Airports & Networks

By David Casey
Delta Air Lines is bidding farewell to one of its most iconic aircraft, the last Boeing 747-400 to be retired by a US air carrier.
Airports & Networks

By David Casey
From 1970s costumes to an appearance from Oscar Munoz, Routesonline rounds up the best tweets and images as United Airlines bid farewell to its last Boeing 747.
Airports & Networks

By David Casey
Boeing’s iconic 747 jumbo jet has been a staple of United’s fleet for 47 years, but the US airline has bid farewell to the Queen of the Skies for good.
Airports & Networks

By David Casey
It has been a passenger favourite since its launch in 1970, but the Boeing 747’s days appear to be ever more numbered as airlines continue to modernise their fleets.
Airports & Networks