Giving life to the aircraft that changed the world was a challenge that brought the world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing, the then biggest engine builder Pratt, and Whitney and the legendary Pan Am to their knees.
The final Boeing 747 will be delivered in late January to Atlas Air bringing the curtain down on the production of the world’s most iconic commercial jet.
The last 747, a -8F is the 1574th built of a production run that has spanned 55 years.
Atlas Air, the world’s largest operator of the 747 has 57 of the giant jets in both freighter (52) and passenger configurations (5).
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