The 747 is on a long flight to test a full fuel load.

Photo: Keith Miller

This article covers a developing story. Continue to check back with us as we will be adding more information as it becomes available.

The second to last Boeing 747 ever made is currently in the air flying from Portland International Airport to Paine Field in Everett. Flightradar24 lists the flight as a UPS flight and even has photos of a UPS 747, but the aircraft in the air is an Atlas Air 747 with a Kuehne+Nagel livery.


Photo: flightradar24

Earlier today, the aircraft rolled out of the paint shop and local photographer and pilot, Keith Miller, shared photos with Simple Flying.

Atlas AIr Boeing 747 PDX

Photo: Keith Miller


In February, Kuehne+Nagel entered into a long-term agreement with Atlas Air for two Boeing 747-8 freighters, the last two ever made.

The deal will see the two 747Fs operate exclusively for Kuehne+Nagel by Atlas, beginning this month and next.

“We are delighted to expand our partnership with Kuehne+Nagel by providing dedicated capacity for their growing global airfreight network. The Boeing 747-8F serves an incredibly important role in global airfreight, with advanced technology that allows for lower fuel consumption, higher capacity and unique nose-loading capability. We look forward to taking delivery of these two 747s and operating them for Kuehne+Nagel to support their network for years to come.” – John W. Dietrich, President and CEO, Atlas Air Worldwide

In August, Simple Flying reported that the last Boeing 747 was in production and would roll off the production line soon to be delivered to Atlas Air. This marks the end of an iconic era in aviation history, more than 50 years of Boeing 747 production.


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