The Boeing 747 is name to be reckoned with when it comes to icons of commercial aviation. The 747 fits into today’s infrastructure, serving more than 210 airports around the world and is also the world’s fastest commercial jetliner.
While the Boeing 747 is certainly an icon of commercial passenger aviation, it is arguably even more of an icon in the world of freight transport. As of January 2019, out of the 512 Boeing 747s still in operation, 297 of them were used in a freighter capacity.
The Boeing 747 also served well in the military role, as the National Emergency Airborne Command Post, as Air Force One,
The world’s 747 fleet has flown 3.5 billion people – the equivalent of half of the world’s population.
For many years this made the Boeing 747 the undisputed commercial freighting platform. But, even after the arrival of the larger Airbus A380, the Boeing 747 kept its place as the most popular freighting aircraft.
The 737 models can be divided into four generations :
1. The Original Models
2. The Classic Models
3. The Next Generation
4.The Fourth Generation
British Airways is the world’s largest operator of the Boeing 747-400.