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Boeing unveils a new berth for 747

Boeing has partnered with Greenpoint Technologies to offer sleeper berths and lounges for 747-8 VIP operators, announcing orders to outfit four aircraft.

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Ash cloud threat to jet engines over Anchorage

Picture credit – Chris Waythomas, courtesy Alaska Volcano Observatory/U.S. Geological Survey Scientists at the Alaska Volcano Observatory are using data gathered from daily aircraft flights over Mount Redoubt, along with information from other sensors, to try to determine whether and when the volcano is going to erupt. The volcano, located about 100 miles southwest of […]

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Nose section of Pan Am’s Boeing 747 Flight 103

The people of Lockerbie and the relatives of the 270 people killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over the town marked the 20th anniversary of the tragedy yesterday. The Boeing 747 was blown up over the Scottish town on 21 December 1988, claiming the lives of everyone on the aircraft and 11 people […]

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Endeavour flies on the back of modified Boeing 747

Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, a modified Boeing 747, takes off from Edwards Air Force Base, California, yesterday morning, carrying space shuttle Endeavour back to its home base at NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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On this day… in 1986

British Airways was offered up for sale by the British government. This archive entry is actually from November 1986 reporting that the UK Department of Transport has announced that British Airways will be privatised “in the early weeks of 1987″.   The announcement of BA’s privatisation was beset with hold-ups including an anti-trust case in which the US […]

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Gold-nosed Boeing 747 carrying team GB

The GB Olympics team lands back at London Heathrow following a successful Beijing Olympic Games in a specially painted gold-nosed British Airways Boeing 747.

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