Author Topic: Queen of the Skies... Abdicates...  (Read 1974 times)


  • Mostly Harmless
Re: Queen of the Skies... Abdicates...
« Reply #50 on: July 29, 2020, 07:27:39 pm »
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  • Old blerk sometimes onabike.
Re: Queen of the Skies... Abdicates...
« Reply #51 on: July 30, 2020, 12:53:38 am »
Strange the BBC has just picked up on this - they announced it about a month ago. There are still a few 747-8 Cargo variants to come off the line, but I think the last passenger one was completed a few months ago - and may not see very long in service. A shame; the 747-8 is a very good aeroplane, and economically and environmentally makes a lot of sense in 'normal' times. It's a sad fact that the diminished demand expected over the next two or three years means that most airliners will be operating inefficiently, and there will be less incentive for airlines to upgrade to newer, more efficient aeroplanes. Indeed, in the 747-8 it's likely we'll actually be retiring a more efficient aeroplane in favour of older, less efficient ones.