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Boeing’s Final 747 Rolled Out the Production Line



Boeing's Final 747 Rolled out the Production Line

After more than 50 years of manufacturing, Boeing last week, on December 6, rolled out its final 747 from the Everett-Paine Field (PAE) assembly line. With the support of Pan Am’s Juan Trippe, the airliner—whose beginnings as a military transport go back to the middle of the 1960s—evolved into the first widebody passenger jet and eventually assumed multiple functions as a freighter and VIP transport.

Video: Roll up of the last 747
Source: Boeing

Before being delivered to Atlas Air in early January of next year, the 1574th Boeing 747 will fly a series of test flights. The jumbo aircraft’s Manufacturer Serial Number is 67150, and its future registration number is N863GT.

Current Boeing 747 operators.

Boeing 747
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With 52 Boeing 747s now in service, Atlas Air has overtaken all other Boeing 747 operators in the globe as a result of the global COVID-19 grounding. After completing the final delivery, the fleet will consist of 15 747-8Fs.

Boeing rolled out its final 747
A 747 for Atlas Air
Credits: Angelo Bufalino

108 747-8Fs are currently in use with 12 carriers worldwide. The 747-8F’s capacity to transport large loads over great distances has proven popular. According to Boeing, the most recent version of the Jumbo freighter has a 4,325nm (8,010km) range, the ability to carry 293,400lb (133.1t) of revenue-generating cargo, and space on its main deck for 34 cargo pallets.


The 747-production line at Boeing has been gradually shutting for a while. On May 10, 2017, more than five and a half years ago, the last passenger, 747, a 747-8i for Korean Air (HL7644), rolled off the production line. Space will become available at Boeing’s Everett site, located north of Seattle, where the company still builds 767s and 777s.

Boeing rolled out its final 747
Source: Boeing

“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.”Kim Smith, Boeing Vice President and general manager, 747 and 767 Programs, said in a statement.

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There are still many years available for active service.

Boeing rolled out its final 747
A Boeing 747 for Lufthansa
Source: Lufthansa

Even though the Boeing 747’s production is officially ending, commercial airlines are still using them today, such as Lufthansa, Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, and Mahan Air. As well as freighter versions from several cargo operators, such as Atlas Air, UPS, and Cathay Pacific Cargo, so the aircraft won’t entirely vanish from the sky.

Read also: British Airways 747

It is a shame to see the end of such an iconic era.

Despite never being built, the Boeing 747 left behind a very successful legacy lasting more than five decades. It is regrettable to see an iconic era come to an end, but if Boeing closes this chapter, it will open the door to new, perhaps historic, chapters like the one for the Boeing 777X. Given the potential for twin-engined planes, it is unclear whether Boeing will ever create another classical aircraft, but it is not impossible.

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Air Algérie Airbus Order: A330-900s and A350-1000s Join the Fleet




In a substantial stride forward, Air Algérie, Algeria’s flagship airline, recently confirmed an Airbus order for seven widebody aircraft. This move not only underscores its deep-rooted association with Airbus but also paves the way for its ambitious commercial growth.

A330neo and A350-1000: Powering Air Algérie’s Airbus Order

Air Algérie Airbus order
Photo by Abdallahh / Hhussein Abdallah

Central to Air Algérie’s Airbus order are the A330neo and the A350-1000. Incorporating these aircraft into the fleet promises flexibility, efficiency, and lower operating costs, including a 25% reduction in fuel burn per seat.

Both these aircraft are equipped with the award-winning Airspace cabin, known for its superior comfort and ambiance. Increased personal space, expanded overhead bins, state-of-the-art lighting system, and access to the latest in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems are notable features.

Spotlight on A330neo and A350

The A330neo and A350 are prominent members of the Airbus widebody family. The A330neo, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, boasts a non-stop flight range of 7,200 nm / 13,334 km. As of April 2023, the A330 Family had amassed 1,775 firm orders from 130 global customers, signifying its popularity in the short and medium-haul market.

Air Algérie Airbus order
Photo by Don-vip

The A350, a modern long-haul aircraft, runs on Rolls-Royce’s innovative Trent XWB engines. Capable of non-stop flights of up to 8,700 nautical miles or 16,100 kilometers, the A350 had garnered 967 firm orders from 54 customers worldwide as of April 2023.

READ ALSO: Airbus A350 Freighter Delivery Delayed to Early 2026

Looking Ahead: Air Algérie’s Airbus Order and Its Impact

This significant Air Algérie Airbus order is a testament to its commitment to growth and improving passenger experience. With the integration of the A330neo and A350-1000, we eagerly anticipate the airline’s expanded services. What new routes are you most excited about? Share your views in the comments section below!

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FAA Cracks Down on Unruly Passengers



The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating a series of unruly passenger incidents. In recent months, there have been a number of reports of passengers becoming unruly on flights, including assaulting flight attendants and refusing to wear masks. The FAA is investigating these incidents and has taken a number of steps to address the issue, including increasing fines for unruly passengers.

In one incident, a passenger was fined $15,000 for assaulting a flight attendant. The passenger was reportedly upset about the airline’s mask policy and became aggressive when the flight attendant asked him to put on a mask. The passenger punched the flight attendant in the face and was subsequently arrested.

In another incident, a passenger was arrested after allegedly punching a flight attendant in the face. The passenger was reportedly upset about the airline’s seating arrangements and became angry when the flight attendant asked him to move to a different seat. The passenger punched the flight attendant in the face and was subsequently arrested.

In a third incident, a woman was arrested after allegedly spitting on a flight attendant. The passenger was reportedly upset about the airline’s food service and became angry when the flight attendant asked her to stop complaining. The passenger spit on the flight attendant and was subsequently arrested.


These are just a few examples of the many unruly passenger incidents that have occurred in recent months. The FAA is taking this issue very seriously and is committed to ensuring the safety of passengers and crew members.

The FAA has taken a number of steps to address the issue of unruly passengers. In addition to increasing fines, the FAA has also issued a number of public service announcements reminding passengers of their responsibilities while flying. The FAA has also worked with airlines to develop training programs for flight attendants on how to deal with unruly passengers.

The FAA’s efforts to crack down on unruly passengers have been met with mixed reactions. Some passengers have welcomed the increased enforcement, while others have criticized the FAA for being too heavy-handed. However, the FAA is committed to ensuring the safety of passengers and crew members, and it will continue to take action against those who violate FAA regulations.


What to Do If You Encounter an Unruly Passenger

If you encounter an unruly passenger, there are a few things you can do:

  1. Stay calm.
  2. It is important to stay calm and avoid engaging with the unruly passenger.
  3. Report the incident to a flight attendant.
  4. Flight attendants are trained to deal with unruly passengers and will be able to take appropriate action.
  5. Document the incident.
  6. If possible, take photos or videos of the incident.

What Are the Penalties for Unruly Passengers?

The penalties for unruly passengers can vary depending on the severity of the incident. However, passengers who are found to have violated FAA regulations can face fines of up to $37,000. In addition, passengers who are convicted of a crime related to unruly behavior can face jail time.

How Can You Avoid Becoming an Unruly Passenger?

There are a few things you can do to avoid becoming an unruly passenger:

  1. Be prepared for your flight.
  2. Make sure you know the airline’s rules and regulations, and be prepared to follow them.
  3. Be patient.
  4. Things don’t always go according to plan when you’re flying, so it’s important to be patient and understanding.
  5. Be respectful.
  6. Remember that the flight crew is there to help you, so be respectful of their authority.

The FAA is taking the issue of unruly passengers very seriously. If you encounter an unruly passenger, it is important to stay calm, report the incident to a flight attendant, and document the incident. By following these tips, you can help to ensure a safe and enjoyable flight for everyone.

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Egyptair’s Boeing 737 Blew Out a Tire During Landing in Jeddah



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On the morning of Sunday 28th of May, Egyptair announced its plane blew out a tire during the landing at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah city, a coastal city in the Saudi Arabia Kingdom. The National carrier of Egypt declared that despite this unfortunate accident, the landing was successful without no causalities. Flight MS643 took off from the Cairo international airport on its way to the Saudi Arabia Kingdom. According to the official report, until now the cause of the tire blowing is still unknown, however, the plane is currently under examination to know the reasons behind this accident. The plane was the Boeing 737-800. This makes us raise the question does each type of plane has different tires?

Plane Tires:

Plane tires are different from those tires of cars. Though they are made of rubber, they are manufactured with strict processes because tires are considered one of the main players in achieving a successful landing. Different planes have different types of tires depending on the MTOW (Maximum Takeoff Weight) of a plane. The number of tires also differs from one plane to another. For example, the Boeing 777 uses 14 tires, the Airbus A380 22, and the Antonov An-225 requires 32. The plane tires are designed specially to withstand extremely high pressure and heavy laud. However, if the plane tires are made with special care to do their work perfectly, what leads to such accidents of tire blowouts?

The Causes Behind Plane Tires Blowout:

Plane tires are manufactured to deal with huge pressure and heat to suit their work for heavy loads and difficult landing and taking off. However, sometimes things do not work as they suppose to, not necessarily because of a mistake, but because this is how things end. This also goes for plane tires, maybe during the taking off or landing a tire blows out. According to experts in aviation fields, in some cases, the plane tires blow out because of the pressure of a hard landing that impacts badly on tires or the overheating of the brakes that causes the heat of tires. However, this differs from one case to another and there are no decisive causes behind the plane tires blowout.

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