The last-ever Boeing 747 was delivered, ushering at the end of the much-loved aircraft’s illustrious career more than fifty years
The plane was delivered to its new owner, US air freight company Atlas Air, in a ceremony that was live-streamed online at Boeing’s facility in Everett, Washington.
The new Atlas Air plane was unveiled behind flags sporting the liveries of every carrier that has ever received a 747 in an opening of the hangar’s sliding doors.
On the final delivery, Joe Sutter, the Boeing 747 program’s chief engineer who passed away in 2016 and was widely regarded as the “father” of this illustrious aeroplane.
Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr, “The 747 is a symbol for many, many things, and above all, I think it’s a symbol for the world, which the 747 has made substantially smaller.”