Boeing this week announced shipment of its 1,400th 747. That’s hard to imagine. My first flight on the venerable jumbo jet was in 1972 from Chicago to Boston (United, I think). And the most recent one was last year from Boston to Frankfurt (row 55, the last where the seats don’t recline…very noisy behind the engines).
The 1,400th was a 747-400 Freighter delivered to GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) for lease to AirBridgeCargo Airlines, a subsidiary of the Volga-Dnepr Group, according to the press release.
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