What will replace the Boeing 747?
The 777X is destined to serve as Boeing’s new flagship and replace the iconic 747 jumbo jet. The 777X comes in two variants: the $410.2 million 777-8, and the $442.2 million 777-9. The jet is expected to enter service in 2020 with its launch customer, Emirates.
How many 747 left to build?
As of the mid of April, 2021, Boeing has officially one dozen, 747 aircraft left to build. The 747 production line is winding down. After the 12 are built, the classic ‘Jumbo Jet’ now in its latest dash 8 configuration has no more orders to fulfill. The world moved on.
Are Boeing 747 still being built?
Ending an era, Boeing’s final four 747s—747-8F freighter variants—are expected to be delivered later this year to Atlas Air Worldwide. With the delivery of UPS’ (NYSE: UPS) final 747-8F order, Boeing (NYSE: BA) is closing in on the end of production for the historic jetliner that changed aviation forever.
Will the 747 come back?
Lufthansa is today bringing back the Boeing 747-400 after 18 months of not using the type. The airline grounded the older jumbo jets in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
What will replace 747 and A380?
Boeing has made great strides in marketing their new 777X-9 as the perfect wide-body replacement for both the Boeing 747 and the Airbus A380.
Why did Boeing discontinue the 747?
On July 2, 2020, it was reported that Boeing planned to end 747 production in 2022 upon delivery of the remaining jets on order to UPS and the Volga-Dnepr Group due to low demand.
Is Airbus A380 bigger than Boeing 747?
Airbus A380 vs Boeing 747 The A380 is the latest and biggest plane from Airbus while the 747 has been Boeing’s flagship for quite some time. The biggest difference between the two is size as the A380 is certainly much bigger than the 747. The Airbus A380 has a wingspan that is 15m longer to that of the 747.
Can the 777X replace the 747?
“The new B777X-9 is the world’s most fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft and will bring many benefits to British Airways’ fleet. It’s the ideal replacement for the Boeing 747 and its size and range will be an excellent fit for the airline’s existing network.