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Cathay Pacific: Where the Boeing 747 is still flying high

As Boeing prepares to deliver its last 747 airliner, we caught up with Mark Hoey, general manager for operations at Cathay Pacific and former 747 chief pilot, to reflect on the iconic jet...

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The remarkable story of Iran Air and its Boeing 747s

In the March 2014 issue of Airliner World, Babak Taghvaee chronicled the illustrious but often turbulent history of Iran Air’s Boeing 747s. 

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Inside the cockpit flying 747 Hajj flights from Baghdad – part 2

In the April 2011 issue of Airliner World Captain Alan Carter concluded recounting his day’s task of flying pilgrims from Baghdad to Madinah and back.

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How airlines and airports are getting ready for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

As Qatar prepares to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, we examine how airlines and airports are getting ready for an unprecedented spike in passenger demand.

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Flying 747 Hajj flights from Baghdad: Inside the cockpit

In the March 2011 issue of Airliner World pilot Alan Carter reported from the flightdeck of a Boeing 747-400 taking pilgrims from countries around the world to the holy sites in Saudi Arabia.

Some of the most stunning special liveries to grace the jumbo

Although the Boeing 747 is best remembered in the iconic, but largely corporate liveries of Lufthansa, Pan Am, or British Airways, the Queen of the Skies has also enjoyed some quirkier paint schemes. Here we highlight some of our favourites from around the world...

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Qantas 747 captain: My special memories flying the jumbo

Owen Zupp has flown Airbus narrowbodies as well as the Boeing 737 and 787, but it is the 747 that will always hold a special place in his heart. Here, he recounts some of his outstanding memories of the iconic jumbo.

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Why the Boeing 747 was a huge gamble

The 747 was, quite literally, a huge gamble. Standing six storeys high and 225ft-long, the aptly nicknamed Jumbo Jet dwarfed its rivals and stablemates alike in both size and expense. Airliner World’s Craig West chronicles the development of Boeing’s behemoth.

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An insight into Innsbruck Airport

Innsbruck’s alpine terrain and unpredictable weather can make it one of the most technically demanding airports in Europe. Ahead of a busy winter season, we learn more about the region’s most interesting air gateway.

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Why Melbourne Airport is feeling optimistic...

Chris Frame travels to Melbourne to learn how the Victoria gateway is rising to the challenges of a resurgent travel market.

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