Many carriers have flown the venerable Boeing 747 since its introduction in 1970, but there are only a select few who can make the claim of being the original jumbo customers. Key.Aero examines which firms acquired brand-new examples of the iconic jet
As with many operators, KLM’s passenger Boeing 747s have become casualties of COVID-19 and were permanently withdrawn in October 2020 only leaving some freighters in the airline’s colours. Lee Cross looks at almost 50 years of service of the iconic jets in the KLM fleet
For the great majority of endeavours, aviation is the domain of symmetry and streamlining, while weight and drag are the constant enemies of efficient flight. The process of carrying a fifth engine on the Boeing 747 puts these norms to the test while turning heads and creating conversation, as Owen Zupp explains
Ten years ago today, the latest version of the iconic four-engine aircraft took to the skies for the first time. Key.Aero speaks to the American manufacturer to find out about its development, design and testing and what makes it different from those that came before
After nearly five decades of distinguished service with British Airways, this afternoon (December 11) the flag carrier has flown its final Boeing 747
British Airways’ last two remaining retro-liveried Boeing 747s are to be saved from the scrapheap after the flag carrier revealed new homes have been found.
Criss-crossing the globe, the Boeing 747 has a range of nearly 9,000 miles, but how far does one typically fly in a month? Key.Aero tracked a KLM jumbo throughout November to find out where it visited and how many miles it covered