There will be a live stream of the delivery of the last Boeing 747 live from Everett, Washington on January 31, 2023, Pacific Time.
After more than 50 years of production at Boeing’s Everett factory, the final 747 will be sent off with a grand celebration event on Tuesday, January 31 at 1 p.m. Pacific Time. That is 8 am Wednesday, Feb 1, in Sydney, Australia and 9 pm January 31 in London.
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The 1,574th — and last — Boeing 747 will be delivered to Atlas on January 31 and will fly from the Boeing factory at Everett on Feb 1.
However, there are 448 Boeing 747 aircraft in active service as of December 2022, comprising 4 747-100s, 17 747-200s, 3 747-300s, 271 747-400s, and 153 747-8s. All but 44 are freighters.
Atlas is the world’s biggest operator with 45 747-400s and 8 747-8Fs. Previously the company operated 5 747-100s, -31 747-200s and 3 747-300s.
The final 747 carries the registration N863GT and also has a sticker near the nose honouring the designer Joe Sutter. It has his image and the words “Joe Sutter – forever incredible”.
Since production began in 1967, and the first 747-100 completed is first test flight in 1969, more than 100 customers have purchased 1,574 aircraft, logging more than 118 million flight hours and nearly 23 million flight cycles.
Here is an excellent timeline produced by the Seattle Times’ lead graphic artist Mark Nowlin.