Does Boeing still get orders for new 747s?
I noticed that Japan has put their state VIP 747 up for sale because it has been replaced it with a 777. Is there any demand left for new 747s?
- JosephLv 79 months agoFavorite Answer
Yes, but very slowly, mostly by ones and twos. The last big order came from UPS last year for 14 -8Fs. At the production rate of less than one per month that will keep the production line open for another 18 months. While Boeing still has the passenger -8I in its catalog, all the orders for the last couple of years were for the freighter model. Currently, there are no more passenger 747s in Boeing's backlog.
- jeffrey fLv 79 months ago
There is some demand for the 747, but mostly as a cargo plane. And there is much less demand for the 747 than there was twenty or thirty years ago.
- flyingtiggerukLv 79 months ago
The last few (cargo) 3 for UPS and one for Airbridge Cargo are being produced and a couple are apparently earmarked for the USAF that were for Transaero who went out of business, afaik.
Aside from that, no.
- Vincent GLv 79 months ago
Boeing didn't get any order in 2019, had a few in 2018, and still have 20 aircraft that have yet to be assembled and delivered.
But that is likely only the 8F variant, the cargo only version.