Boeing 747-8

By Brian Everstine Jun 01, 2023
The U.S. Air Force should return to its Cold War-era practice of flying a nuclear command post 24/7, a key lawmaker argues.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Aaron Karp May 31, 2023
Alabama’s Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport has broken ground on a new $27 million cargo facility to be used by logistics company Kuehne+Nagel.
Airports & Networks

By Graham Warwick Apr 21, 2023
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Brian Everstine Apr 12, 2023
The U.S. Air Force is moving funding around and requesting more in fiscal 2024 to upgrade the two existing Boeing VC-25As that fly the Air Force One mission.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Chris Sloan Mar 20, 2023
The Boeing 747 became the air transport vehicle of choice for the elite, everyman and boxes.
Interiors & Connectivity

By Karen Walker, Guy Norris, Chris Sloan Feb 03, 2023
Aviation Week editors talk about being at the delivery ceremony of the last Boeing 747 and why it is such an important aircraft.
Air Transport

By Guy Norris Jan 31, 2023
Boeing marked the completion of the 56-year long 747 program with the formal handover of the final 747-8F to Atlas Air on Jan. 31 at an event in Everett, Wash.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Guy Norris Jan 30, 2023
The program’s termination comes after years of dwindling sales, the development of the twin-engined 777X, and the pandemic, which took a toll on widebodies.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Joe Anselmo, Guy Norris, Jens Flottau Jan 26, 2023
Listen in as Aviation Week editors reflect on the 747's beginning and its legacy.
Check 6

By Guy Norris Jan 26, 2023
As the last Boeing 747-8 leaves its birthplace, Aviation Week looks at how design features of the first widebody have shaped and influenced the industry.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Jens Flottau Jan 26, 2023
No other aircraft has been as important for trade and intercontinental travel as the Boeing 747. When Airbus finally launched a competitor, it was too late.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Steve Trimble Jan 25, 2023
The last undelivered 747-8Is are being converted into presidential aircraft for the USAF under a nearly $7 billion development project, including cost overruns.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Lori Ranson Oct 13, 2022
The U.S. Export-Import Bank has committed to guarantee a $304 million loan from JP Morgan to cargo operator Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings to finance aircraft exports.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Guy Norris May 27, 2022
Boeing has staged the left wing for the last 747-8F freighter onto the production line at Everett, Washington, marking the build-up for the aircraft’s final assembly process and close out of the historic 747 line later in 2022.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Ben Goldstein Jan 06, 2022
The first delivery is scheduled for November 2022, with additional handovers expected through 2023.
Airlines & Lessors

By Sean Broderick Oct 23, 2020
Boeing is working on updating 747 flight computer software to eliminate an issue introduced in the software’s most recent version that causes both of the aircraft’s computers to reset in-flight.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Guy Norris Jul 03, 2020
Boeing declines to confirm reports that it is preparing to end the five-decade long production run of the 747, but Aviation Week understands key
Aircraft & Propulsion