Is it me or the 4 engines of 747 is removed?
Is the 747 going to be retired?
Yeah, I live at a place where they scrap airliners and there is a lot
of condemned 747s here. Essentially thanks to the Corona aviation collapse, Boeing suddenly stopped factory support for the passenger 747 and nearly every airline overnight retired the aircraft.
There's a growing turn-away from quad engined widebodies because of cost at the moment as well which isn't helping
Yeah, it’s a shame to see them beginning to go. Almost all the retired ones are passenger airlines though, I still see loads of cargo variants fly over my house all the time. Here is an Atlas Air which flew over like three days ago:
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Aye, there's a lot of cargo variants hanging on because of its unique flight capabilities and increased need for cargo aircraft at the moment.
Of course as well the more...exotic...versions of the 747 are still flying, like Cosmic Lady and Air Force One.