• Boeing just announced the definitive end of the legendary 747 as cargo giant Atlas Air places an order for the final 4 planes

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    An Atlas Air Boeing 747-8F.
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    Atlas Air on Tuesday announced a four-aircraft order for the Boeing 747-8F, the largest mass-produced freighter from the American aircraft manufacturer.
    Boeing said that these will be the last 747 ever built as the program comes to a close after a half-century.
    Demand for cargo planes has skyrocketed during the pandemic and the 747 provided the one thing most freighters could not with its nose loading door.
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    Atlas Air announced an order for brand-new Boeing 747-8F aircraft on...
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  • The Indonesian airline that just suffered another Boeing 737 crash has a history of 4 accidents in the last 9 years - all with the same plane

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    A Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-300.
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    Indonesian carrier Sriwijaya Air has a track record of incidents with the Boeing 737, mostly from pilot error and aircraft overshooting the runway on landing.
    Saturday's incident is the airline's fifth incident with the Boeing 737 since 2008 and the only one in which passengers lost their lives.
    The Boeing 737, however, has been a proven safe aircraft.
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    Sriwijaya Air is still reeling from the loss of 62 passengers and crew when a Boeing 737-500 airline crashed shortly after takeoff from...
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