The end draws near as Boeing rolls out of its Everett factory the last 747 manufactured.
On Tuesday evening (December 6th) the airframe was rolled out of the factory in Everett near Seattle.
The aircraft, a 747-8F freighter, will be delivered to Atlas Air in early 2023. It is the 1574th and last jumbo jet.
This delivery, ends the production history of the super jumbo jet – almost 54 years after the first flight in February 1969.
The American cargo airline will operate the Boeing 747-8F for the Swiss-German logistics giant Kuehne + Nagel. The company also recently took over the penultimate jumbo jet.
The last Boeing 747 ever built, which has now had its rollout, will carry the registration number N863GT.
“For more than half a century, tens of thousands of dedicated Boeing employees have designed and built this great aircraft that really changed the world. We’re proud that this aircraft will continue to fly around the world for many years to come,” said Kim Smith, responsible for production of the 747 and 767 at Boeing. The last Boeing 747 passenger version was delivered to Korean Air in 2017.
Fun Fact: According to Boeing, each 747-8 consists of about six million individual parts.