Last week, the final Boeing 747 freighter to be manufactured left the company’s widebody factory in advance of its delivery to Atlas Air in early 2023.


Image source: Paul Weatherman; Boeing.

In July 2020, Boeing announced its decision to end the production of the B747-8F by 2022. During January 2021, Atlas Air placed its order for four of the aircraft – the last of their kind to roll off the production line.

Two of the Boeing 747s have been chartered by freight forwarder Kuehne + Nagel on a long-term basis. 

Production of the 747 began back in 1967. Since then, 1,574 aircraft were manufactured.   

“For more than half a century, tens of thousands of dedicated Boeing employees have designed and built this magnificent airplane that has truly changed the world. We are proud that this plane will continue to fly across the globe for years to come,” said Kim Smith, Boeing vice president and general manager, 747 and 767 programmes.

Image source Photos by Paul Weatherman

Image source: Paul Weatherman; Boeing.