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Boeing’s 1,000th 747

In a passing nod to the er… passing of the Boeing 747 from Singapore Airlines’ fleet, here’s a picture from Flightglobal’s AirSpace gallery of Boeing’s 1,000th 747. The Pratt & Whitney PW4000-powered aircraft was delivered to Singapore Airlines in 1993 as 9V-SMU and carried out sterling years of service for the carrier until 2010. It underwent freighter […]

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Image of the Week: Virgin Atlantic 747-400 in the new livery

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user eclipse. His photo depicts a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 in the new colours departing London Heathrow’s runway 27L around 8 August last year, around the time the aircraft entered into service in the new colours. Start a […]

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Image of the Week: Corsair 747-400

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user Nicolas.H. His photo depicts a Corsair Boeing 747-400 taking off on runway 03 on a ferry flight from Nantes – Atlantique (Chateau Bougon) to Paris – Orlyon 07 Febuary this year. Start a gallery on AirSpace for […]

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Crashed UPS 747 had smoke in cockpit

Smoke in the cockpit and an inability to maintain altitude forced a UPS Boeing 747-400 crew to attempt a return to Dubai before the aircraft crashed near the airport, killing both pilots. Continue reading… Picture credit: AP/Press Association Images

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PICTURES & VIDEO: Virgin Atlantic celebrating 10 years of flying to Las Vegas in burlesque style

Burlesque star Dita Von Teese helped Sir Richard Branson celebrate Virgin Atlantic’s 10th anniversary of flying to Las Vegas. Dita has been immortalised as a one-off Las Vegas-inspired flying lady on the nose of a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400. Dita and Sir Richard posed for pictures at Las Vegas McCarran Airport yesterday. See the videos below. The […]

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Thai Airways 747-400 Retrojet

For its 50th anniversary, Thai Airways has unveiled this B747-400 bearing its original livery.The carrier plans to revive its first flight, from Bangkok to Hong Kong, on 1 May. See our Asian Skies blog for more details.

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Airborne Laser shoots down 1st ballistic target

The Boeing Airborne Laser Testbedsuccessfully shot down a Scud missile-like target at 2044 PST off theCalifornia coast, a landmark achievement in the $6 billion programme’s16-year history. The ALTB, a 747-400 freightermodified with a 1MW-class chemical laser and a 1.5m telescope mountedon the nose, used onboard sensors to acquire the short-range ballistictarget shortly after launch from […]

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Chapter closes as Boeing finally delivers last of original 747s

Boeing has finally – and quietly – delivered the last of the original 747 family off the line, a -400ER Freighter (MSN 37304). Read more..   (Photo: Matt Cawby)

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Sir Richard Branson’s choice … before Virgin Atlantic’s first flight to Newark

Sir Richard Branson has chosen this image as Image of the Day. It was taken on 22 June 1984 before take off at London’s Heathrow bound for Newark.  Sir Richard is on the steps up to the Maiden Voyager, the airline’s first aircraft, a Boeing 747, with an array of celebrities popular at the time. From left […]

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Delta’s first Boeing 747-400

This is Delta’s first 747-400 from Northwest being repainted. For more, see FlightBlogger and Delta.

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