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UPS orders 14 Boeing 747-8Fs

Parcel carrier UPS (United Parcel Service) has ordered 14 Boeing 747-8F Freighters. That is great news for Boeing, that is struggling to keep the 747 programme alive. The order includes options on a further 14 747-8Fs. UPS considers the order as a strategic investment to increase capacity. The airline’s current fleet includes 13 Boeing 747-400F […]

End of 747 production nears

Boeing is considering to end the production of the Boeing 747 ‘Jumbo Jet’. Production is already slow with only twelve aircraft a year and the next step is a further reduction to even only six a year from September. Boeing hardly receives any new orders for the newest versions, the 747-8I Intercontinental and 747-8F Freighter. […]

Boeing becomes 100 today

Today is Boeing Day. Exactly a century ago, on 15 July 2015, William Boeing, owner of the Heath’s shipyard in Seattle, founded a new company. It was named ‘Pacific Aero Products Co’ and renamed ‘Boeing Airplane Company’ in 1917. The company started building seaplanes, mailplanes and fighters. Boeing’s first dedicated passenger aircraft was the three-engine, […]

Volga-Dnepr signs for 747-8Fs

Volga-Dnepr Group (Russia) has confirmed an earlier announced order for 20 Boeing 747-8F Freighters. Four of these aircraft have already been delivered. Volga-Dnepr Group took delivery of its first 747-8 Freighter in 2012. The newly-ordered aircraft will support Volga-Dnepr’s long-term strategy to grow AirBridgeCargo’s fleet and replace current 747-400s. They will be acquired through a […]

NCA cancels four 747-8Fs

The Japanese carrier Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) has cancelled orders for four Boeing 747-8F freighters. Nippon Cargo, based at Tokyo Narita Airport, has now eight 747-8Fs in service out of an order of fourteen placed in 2007. NCA keeps two 747-8Fs on order. The airline also operates five Boeing 747-400F aircraft. Boeing is currently reducing […]

Korean Air receives first 747-8I

Korean Air has taken delivery of its first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental. The aircraft is the first of 10 747-8 passenger airplanes the airline has on order. Korean Air becomes the first airline to operate both the passenger and freighter versions of the 747-8. It already operates seven 747-8 Freighters. Korean Air’s new jet is configured […]

Cause of fire on crashed Asiana Cargo 747-400F not found

The Korean Aviation and Railway Accident Investigation Board (ARAIB) has not succeeded in finding the exact cause of the fatal crash with an Asiana Airlines Boeing 747-400F in July 2011, it says in the final report published on Wednesday 5 August 2015. On 28 July 2011, a Boeing 747-400F of Asiana Airlines, flight 991, was […]

Boeing production breaks record

Boeing has delivered 197 commercial aircraft in the second quarter of this year. That’s two aircraft more than the US aircraft manufacturer’s previous quarterly record set in the fourth quarter of 2014. Boeing handed over 128 737s, five 747s, four 767s, 26 777s and 34 787 Dreamliners. So far, Boeing has delivered 381 airplanes through […]