The last (1574th) copy of the legendary Boeing 747 is being assembled
After 53 years, Boeing ceases production of the legendary Boeing 747 airliners.
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On the evening of December 6, the last Boeing 747 was assembled at the Boeing plant near Everett, Washington. It was numbered 1574. Jon Sutter, grandson of aircraft designer Joe Sutter, who designed the airliner, called the event sad.
There she goes!- Boeing Airplanes (@BoeingAirplanes) December 7, 2022
The last 747 has left our Everett factory ahead of delivery to Atlas Air in early 2023. #QueenOfTheSkies
Photos: Boeing/Paul Weatherman pic.twitter.com/duzgr6MzQl
The last aircraft will be handed over to Atlas Air early next year, 53 years after the first Boeing 747 was received by Pan Arm. Atlas Air now has a fleet of about five dozen of the iconic model. The 747 will undergo a test flight before being painted and delivered to the customer.
The 747 has left the building / final @boeing 747-8 LN1574 makes a sad farewell exit from Bldg 40-21-the birthplace of every jumbo since 1968 for the last time pic.twitter.com/2qur4Cr52D- Guy Norris (@AvWeekGuy) December 7, 2022
The Boeing 747 was the world's first mass-produced widebody airliner designed with civil aviation in mind. With its appearance airlines were able to reduce ticket prices and make air travel more affordable.
Source: Boeing Airplanes