The last ever Boeing 747 has left the company’s Everett factory.
The widebody, N863GT (c/n 67150) is due for delivery to Atlas Air in early 2023.
"For more than half a century, tens of thousands of dedicated Boeing employees have designed and built this magnificent airplane that has truly changed the world. We are proud that this plane will continue to fly across the globe for years to come," said Kim Smith, Boeing vice president and general manager, 747 and 767 programmes.
Production of the 747, the world's first twin-aisle aircraft, began in 1967 and spanned 54 years, during which a total of 1,574 examples were built.
This follows the news at the end of November that the airline had taken delivery of the penultimate 747. N862GT (c/n 67149) was finished in the livery of Swiss freight company Kuehne+Nagel and will be operated on its behalf by Atlas Air under a long-term agreement.
The final 747 is also expected to be painted in a similar livery and will be operated under the same agreement.
The first-ever example to be delivered was N736PA (c/n 19643), which was handed over to Pan Am on January 20, 1970. The American carrier received two more jets the following month before Trans World Airlines (TWA) got its hands on N93104 (c/n 19670).