Tag Archives: 747-400

EVA 747s Are the Next to Have Gone

I have documented the demise of some of the fleets of Boeing 747s as airlines progressively send their planes to a new owner or a recycler.  The latest airline to join the trend is EVA Air.  Based in Taiwan and … Continue reading

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Global Supertanker

Some of the news clips I have seen recently were showing the firefighting activities underway in South America at the moment.  With their summer in full swing, wildfires have been springing up and they have brought in a variety of … Continue reading

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Number Two is Cleaner

This United 747 was flying over the Bay during the Fleet Week display as I posted about in this post.  One thing that was very obvious as the aircraft was put through its paces by the crew was that the … Continue reading

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Qantas – Late is Bad for Your Customers But Good For Me

Qantas started flying to SFO again this year.  They used to have a regularly scheduled flight but dropped it for a while.  Obviously the demand had increased enough to justify starting it again.  I did a post when they started … Continue reading

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United 747 Flying a Display

Air shows include a lot of planes that are regular performers.  However, some shows manage to include something a little different and having a big airline with a local hub will help.  The Chicago Air and Water Show would feature … Continue reading

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What Does 40 Years of Design Get You?

The Boeing 747-8 has not been a terribly successful program.  Boeing decided to update the 747 family with new engines and revisions to the wing along with a stretch to the fuselage.  The resulting jet was delayed by its own … Continue reading

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Qantas Comes to Town

If you shoot a few times at the same place, you get familiar with what to expect. Consequently, the arrival of a new operator is something of interest. In this case, it is the return of an operator. Qantas used … Continue reading

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New KLM Colors

KLM are one of the few airlines that are not soon to be rid of their 747s. They have demonstrated this by starting to repaint them in a new color scheme. When I was at LAX, one of the newly … Continue reading

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Floating Down The Runway in a Jumbo

Airline operates are usually pretty predictable – at least provided the weather is not too extreme. You tend to get jets on glide path and at the appropriate speed. This results in touchdowns being reasonably close to the same place … Continue reading

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Another 747 Operator Bites the Dust

There is a steady stream of Boeing 747 fleet retirements right now.  This month another one occurred when the last Air France 747 flight took place.  I have not seen a huge number of their Jumbos over the years but … Continue reading

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