Virgin Atlantic will not be letting Boeing 747s take off from the airport of Heathrow, because the plane will retire from usage just before 2021.
The news of retirement was a surprising one for Boeing 747 fans, the reasons being yet unclear that were behind this announcement. The last flight of the plane from Heathrow airport is going to take place on December 16 2020.
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December 12 is the date of the last chance to dine inside this legendary passenger plane, each ticket with a cost of 50GBP. The places are limited. The service is “first come, first get”.
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While the last meeting on Boeing 747 is only a three hour offer, the participants get plenty of entertainment with a tour around this gigantic aircraft.
When people first arrive inside, they are served the champagne on the upper deck. Proceeding, they are guided to the Upper Class Suite. The carrier here delivers a huge meal consisting of three courses. The areas where the plane’s crew works will also be explored with this one and the last chance by Virgin Atlantic. The lunchtime will start at 12.30 and finish at 15.30.
The plane in which of these events will take place was obtained by Virgin Atlantic in 2001. In fact it was one of the first planes of the company that carried people to New York.
In future the planes will release less pollutions and the reduced emissions is one of the reasons that Virgin Atlantic plans to use Boeing 787 Dreamline airplane. This apprach is also perfect in the means of spending less.
For the construction of this huge aircraft, the company needed to keep its 50,000 workers busy with tasks. After the plane was ready, the pilots were training on them at Boeing training facility.
One of the significant dates for Boeing was June 28, 2014, with the 1500th delivery of the 747 family plane. It arrived in Frankfurt for flights.
Latest news assumes – Boeing will hand in Joe Biden’s inauguration committee a million bucks. One of the models of Boeing planes is going to fly commercially – it will be from the 737 series. Previously it flew last time in 2019.
What are Other Variations of Boeing 747 and What Does Virgin Atlantic Plan to Do Afterwards?
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Virgin Atlantic’s 747 had many different series released through past decades. Looking at the 747-400 series, you see that these enormous planes are already in demand,as they are in the bestseller list.
One of the latest 747 series is 8-i, which was purchased only by 3 passenger travel corporations: Korean Air, Lufthansa and Air China. The other companies used the plane just to transport cargo. One of them is UPS Airlines.
Boeing 747 production is going to end in 2023 and after that there will be no replacement for parts. However, if you are their customer, the company will serve you for years beyond.
Virgin Atlantic will use another plane for further flights and it is from the legendary Airbus. Those will be A350s. As planes become older, it is preferable to replace them with fresh ones. А330 Neo is another choice that Virgin Atlantic could turn to. Efficiency is the top priority. It is composed of pros as longer airtime and less harmful emissions.