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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.

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BOAC’s turbulent first years flying the Boeing 747

In a 2021 special publication on the Boeing 747 Bob O’Brien detailed how as British Overseas Airways Corporation was one of the early operators of the revolutionary Boeing 747 and with its introduction came some design innovations

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Report into Canadian Snowbirds accident released

A Flight Safety Investigation Report by Canada’s Directorate of Flight Safety was published on September 21 into the accident involving a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CT-114 Tutor on August 2

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The mammoth task of keeping Boeing 747s flying

In a 2021 special publication on the Boeing 747, Ian Goold describes how when the airliner was introduced into service, the aviation industry had to define new methods to maintain this giant

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Pan Am’s pioneering Boeing 747SP flights

Pan Am pioneered ultra long-range flights with the Boeing 747SP.  In the November 2017 issue of Aviation News Bob O’Brien described how this famous airline made use of this specialised jumbo.

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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Boeing 747 freighters: your complete guide

Freighters have been an important part of the success story of the Boeing 747. In the November 2017 issue of Aviation News David Wills examined the variants and conversions that have taken to the skies

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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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Spain's venerable Sea King fleet bows out of service

The venerable Sea King has finally retired from Spanish Navy duties. AirForces Monthly examines the impact of the iconic helicopter that served for 56 years