Why did they stop flying the 747?

Why did they stop flying the 747?

Boeing has announced that production of the iconic 747 will come to an end in 2022 as dwindling customer demand and low sales for its latest variant became the final nail in the coffin for the aging plane line.

Do any airlines still fly dc10?

In February 2014, the DC-10 made its last commercial passenger flight. Cargo airlines continued to operate it as a freighter….McDonnell Douglas DC-10.

DC-10 / MD-10
Introduction August 5, 1971 with American Airlines
Status Mostly retired: In service as Orbis Flying Eye Hospital and Firefighting aircraft

When was the last time a 747 crashed?

On April 29, 2013, National Airlines Flight 102, 747-400BCF, stalled and crashed shortly after taking off from Bagram Airfield in Bagram, killing all seven crew members.

What happened to Air New Zealand’s last Boeing 747-400?

Air New Zealand’s last Boeing 747-400 completed its final flight in teal livery in 2014. Air New Zealand’s last Boeing 747-400 affectionately referred to by pilots as “Daddy’s yacht” completed its final flight in teal livery today, as the airline ushers in a new generation of long-haul aircraft.

Does Air New Zealand still fly the Lord of the Rings 747?

Only one of Air New Zealand’s 747-400s remains an in service passenger plane, and it’s a very special one too. ZK-NBV was the 747 that received that very special Lord of the Rings livery, which it displayed between 2002 and 2004. The Lord of the Rings liveried 747 still flies passengers! Photo: Altair78 via Wikimedia

How many seats does an Air New Zealand Boeing 747 have?

The 747-400s with 379 seats were a feature on the Auckland to London route via Los Angeles, but have been gradually replaced as the flagship aircraft by Boeing 777-300ERs with 332 seats. FLYING HIGH: An Air New Zealand Boeing 747-200.

What happened to Air New Zealand’s jumbo-jets?

The 16-year-old aircraft registered as ZK-NBV, also named Christchurch, made its final touchdown with Air New Zealand this morning on a flight from San Francisco to Auckland. The occasion marked the end of Air New Zealand’s nearly 35 years with a jumbo-jet fleet, which is making way for more economical aircraft.