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Why Boeing stopped making the 747 jumbo jet


Since its first industrial flight in 1970, Boeing‘s 747 jumbo jet has flown greater than 3.5 billion passengers. The double-decker plane made air travel way more cost-effective for thousands and thousands of individuals across the globe. It continues to be one essentially the most recognizable planes to take to the skies with its iconic hump, 4 engines, extensive landing gear and sheer size.

But over the previous couple of a long time, airlines have pushed aircraft manufacturers for more fuel-efficient planes to cut back costs. Two-engine jets can now fly near the identical capability and fly farther than older, four-engine planes like Boeing’s 747 and the Airbus A380.

CNBC visited Boeing’s Everett, Washington, factory to see the last 747 roll off the production line. It is going to go to Atlas Air for cargo flights. CNBC looks back at how the 747 modified air travel and what’s next for Boeing.

Watch the video to learn more.

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