After a historic run, it’s game over for pioneering Boeing 747

Delphine TOUITOU | AFP
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Wed, 2020-07-29 17:20

WASHINGTON: The Boeing 747 is an iconic jumbo jet that revolutionized air travel and tourism, allowing affordable flights for millions of people eager to see the world.
But the fuel-guzzling, four-engine plane’s days are numbered now, as Boeing said Wednesday it will phase out production of it and stop in 2022. In the end, the 747 simply cannot compete with today’s more efficient, two-engine jetliners.

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