HEBRON, Kentucky — Boeing announced they are saying goodbye to their 747 jumbo jets earlier this week.
That aircraft left Washington and headed east towards CVG Airport Wednesday morning, according to our news partners at WCPO in Cincinnati.
>>Boeing bids farewell to an icon, delivers last 747 jumbo jet
FlightAware, a flight tracking company, reported the plane wrote out its monogram in the sky before landing a CVG.
Check out the last #747 putting its monogram in the sky. Congratulations @Boeing and @AtlasAirWW ! #queenoftheskies #boeing #aviation— FlightAware (@flightaware) February 1, 2023
Watch here: https://t.co/rZN0XucCZs pic.twitter.com/XY1FAJ0No1
The 747 models, named Queen of the Skies, has been used as a cargo plane, commercial aircraft, and transport for NASA’s shuttles and Air Force One, according to WCPO.
“As the world’s largest operator of 747 freighters, Atlas is especially proud to take the last 747 ever to be built,” said John Dietrich, president of Atlas Air. “We are grateful to Boeing for their shared commitment to safety, quality, innovation, and the environment, and for their partnership to ensure the continued success of the 747 program as we operate the aircraft for decades to come.”
Over 1,500 747s have been built since 1967. According to Boeing, its aircraft have logged more than 118 million flight hours.
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