Why did Boeing stop production of the 747 jumbo jet?


Since its first commercial flight in 1970, BoeingThe 747 jumbo jet has carried more than 3.5 billion passengers. The double-decker plane has made air travel much more affordable for millions of people around the world. It’s still one of the most popular airplanes in the world, with its amazing fuselage, four engines, extended landing gear and size.

But over the past few decades, airlines have pushed aircraft manufacturers to offer more fuel-efficient planes to cut costs. Twin-engine jets can now fly with roughly the same capacity and farther than older four-engine planes like the Boeing 747. Airbus A380.

CNBC visited the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington to see the last 747 roll out of production. He goes Air Atlas for cargo flights. CNBC looks at how the 747 changed air travel and what’s next for Boeing.

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