Will the Boeing 747 have a future?

The letter F. Boeing’s most iconic aircraft — the 747 — is celebrating 51 years of passenger service in January. Most of the world’s airlines, however, are retiring their 747s in favor of new, fuel-efficient jets. The final models will be delivered to cargo giant Atlas Air in 2022, marking the end of the program.

Will 747 make a comeback?

One program that won’t be making a comeback in 2022 is the Boeing 747. With the planemaker no longer taking orders for the jumbo jet, it is expected that the last ‘Queen of the Skies’ will roll off the assembly line in October of next year.

Is the 747 being phased out?

The Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 are quickly being phased out by some airlines as the coronavirus pandemic has eliminated the dwindling demand for the four-engine planes. Boeing is ending the 747 production line in 2022 while Airbus just delivered its last A380 fuselage to the assembly line in France in June.

Does United fly 747 anymore?

Most popular was the Boeing 747-400, but United also had the -100, -200, and SP. However, the airline no longer operates any of these models and hasn’t done so since 2017.

What will replace Boeing 747?

Boeing 777X’s
As the world holds its breath in collective anticipation of the Boeing 777X’s introduction, we are reminded that the industry is also saying goodbye to the Queen of the Skies, the Boeing 747. The 777 series will soon become Boeing’s largest aircraft and carry the company’s flagship plane’s mantle.

Why is the 747 obsolete?

Ultimately, the age of the type has reduced its efficiency across the board. “You’ve got other jumbo jets out there that are being built and that a couple of people are flying. For us, we had dwindled down our fleet of 747s. They were already on a path to becoming obsolete,” Munoz said, as reported by Business Insider.

Is Boeing making a 797?

So far, nothing is confirmed, but there are options. Boeing has had plans for a New Midsize Airplane (NMA), dubbed the 797, for some time. These have been put on hold, but with the launch of the popular Airbus A321XLR, Boeing needs something to compete.

Are 747s still in service?

However, according to the latest update of the Boeing 747 operators list, only 438 Jumbo Jets, including cargo planes of the type, are still flying.

How many 747s did United have?

Historical fleet

Aircraft Total Notes
Boeing 747-400 44 Largest operator of Boeing 747-400 in United States.
Boeing 767-200 36 Launch customer. One hijacked and crashed into South Tower of the World Trade Center as Flight 175, as part of the September 11 attacks.
Boeing 767-200ER 16 Former Continental Airlines fleet.
Convair 340 50

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