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Boeing receives last 747 order, ending production of the storied airliner – Source CNET Tech


Cargo can be quickly loaded into a 747 freighter’s thanks to its swing up nose. 

Atlas Air

Aviation geeks have known this day was coming since July, but Boeing’s confirmation on Monday that it will end production of its 747 jumbo jet next year is still bitter news to swallow. The final aircraft to roll out of the mammoth factory that Boeing purposely built to manufacture the double-decker plane more than 50 years ago will be four 747-8 freighters ordered by Atlas Air.

Priced about $149 million each, the aircraft will do the heavy and critical job of flying air cargo around…

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