EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Boeing has delivered its 1,400th 747, continuing a 38-year history for the jumbojet that has flown more than 17 million flights.
The 747-400 Freighter delivered Thursday at the Everett factory went to GE Commercial Aviation Services for lease to a Russian company, AirBridgeCargo Airlines of Moscow.
Boeing says the 747 has logged approximately 89 million flight hours or more than 10,000 years of flight time. The airplanes have flown about 48 billion miles, the equivalent distance of nearly 203,000 trips to the moon.
The plane continues to evolve. Boeing plans to deliver the first 747-8 Freighter in late 2009 and the first 747-8 Intercontinental passenger plane in late 2010.
The first 747 was delivered Dec. 30, 1969, to Pan American.