This is truly the end of an era, it will be sad to see this bird go. According to Wikipedia besides the Koreanair a single AirBridgeCargo 747-8F, 14 UPS 747-8F, and 1 unidentified customer are awaiting deliveries. It will be sad to see a massive bird that has been around for so long say goodbye.
This is very sad! Hopefully a new, better jumbo jet will come someday😭
I don’t know. The A380+ hasn’t had a single order, even from Emirates who they basically made it for. The 747 is out of orders. I think the freighter variant will stay for some time but even then orders have struggled. The 777 and A350 will take over as the biggest aircraft.
Every extra engine is extra fuel so looks like 2 engines will rein dominant
Ups has purchased 14 747-8f aircraft with options for 14 more!
The jumbo jets finished there race, well atleast when it comes to passanger hauling. A380 still has some life in her but i dont see the same amount of life the 747 had. Aviation’s future depends on the twin jets now, more efficient and basically better for the airlines buck.
Yes, it seems like airlines have decided that it’s better to have more small aircraft then less larger aircraft.
Hm, I did not realize they had options.
Oh yeah they pretty much saved the 747-8 for a few more years. Here is boeings official announcement of the order:
The first ups 747-8 is already partially painted and is covered in brown paper.
i dont even have a memory of ever seeing this flying wonder in my life up close yet.
Now i hope i will grow up soon so i can go see it take off or land before it retires.
Yeah, I saw a handful of them. Hopefully I can be one of few people to be able to fly on one.
They still have 99 a380s
yeah…no airport sadly operate the 747 around me…but ill wait to see, fly on it, and maybe even pilot it
Right but those orders weren’t made recently. I am saying the A380+ which was basically made for Emirates hasn’t had a single order.
Thankfully, the cargo version of it will stay for now. I don’t really see them becoming popular again, newer planes such as the 777, 787, A350 are just better for the airline.
That’s doesn’t mean they’re not going to order any.
Yeah, the 747-8F will stick around because the nose can open up saving load times. I think it can stick around for a while.
Right, but it has been a while since it was announced. Seems odd they haven’t yet.
Dont forget the two 747-8i that will replace the VC-25s
They should just convert there existing A380s into the plus variants.