Boeing Quietly Pulls Plug on the 747, Closing Era of Jumbo Jets

Boeing. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by SeongJoon Cho.

Boeing Co. is pulling the plug on its 747 jumbo jet, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.

The 747 democratized global air travel in the 1970s but fell behind modern twin-engine passenger jets.

The last 747-8 will roll out of a Seattle area factory in about two years, according to the Bloomberg report.

Read more at REUTERS.



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