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Old 29 October 2016, 01:10 AM
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The other way would have been much cooler, though. Concorde cruised at what, Mach 4 or so? ...
Right around Mach 2.

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Old 21 January 2017, 07:27 PM
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Airplane Farewell to the Queen of the Skies

Relevant to this discussion, United announced that they plan to move up the retirement of their 747 fleet. They will all be gone by the end of this year.

https://hub.united.com/farewell-747-...188763460.html
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Old 22 April 2017, 04:56 PM
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Airplane One of the last airworthy Boeing 747-200s flies into retirement

https://amp-usatoday-com.cdn.ampproj...ory/100736118/

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A Kalitta Air Boeing 747-200 delivers a soft puff of white smoke as the jet completes its second-to-last landing ever Thursday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. On Friday, the jet and its crew will shuttle the airplane back to Kalitta Airís home base in Michigan, where the airplane will be retired for good by the cargo carrier.
In a time when the iconic jetliner has been disappearing from fleets across the globe at an astounding rate, another 747 biting the dust may not seem particularly remarkable. Yet this particular airplane stands out among the crowd: Itís one of the last airworthy 747-200s.
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The last 747-200 was built in 1991, so 26 years of service is respectable (assuming it was built on the last year).

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The last 747-200 was built in 1991, so 26 years of service is respectable (assuming it was built on the last year).

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According to the article this one was built in 1987, so 30 years of service, and making it only about a year older than the oldest 747-400s.
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