The final Boeing 747’s livery is visible in new pictures.
While the final Boeing 747 will be delivered to Atlas Air, it won’t be painted in a unique livery, according to new photos posted on social media. This will be a historic event for the manufacturer and the airline.
After the market for large four-engine aircraft has dried up over the previous few years, the Boeing 747-8F, designated N863GT, will be the final Boeing 747 to be built. At Portland International Airport, the wide-body plane was seen departing from a painted hangar (PDX). According to information from flightradar24.com, the Boeing 747 was transported to PDX on December 21, 2022.
The last-ever Boeing 747 will have the standard Atlas Air paintjob, save for an Apex Logistics sticker on the left side of the fuselage, as shown in the photos of the aircraft at the airport.
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The aircraft was unveiled by Boeing on December 6, 2022, commencing a 54-year production run that would eventually come to an end. The Boeing 777 is the most popular wide-body aircraft, but the 747, sometimes known as the Queen of the Skies, has been a close second.
The first Queen of the Skies took flight in February 1969, and 1,574 units were constructed by the US manufacturer during the course of the type’s entire production cycle. In Q1 2023, Atlas Air, a cargo, charter, and passenger operator with headquarters in the United States, is expected to get the Boeing 747 that is only used for freight. Under the name Apex Logistics, the aircraft will be flown for Keuhne+Nagel.