The last 747 has been built. 1574 of them have been built by Boeing over the years, and it’s still the longest commercial airframe in service. Large planes have been falling out of favor, with the Airbus 380 serving up lackluster sales. The plant in Everett, Washington that made the 747s isn’t going anywhere and will now pivot to making the 767, 777, and the very nice looking 787. The coming years will see many of these smaller planes filling the airspace.
An aviation era has come to an end as Boeing’s last 747 has taxied out of the Everett, Washington factory, punctuating the jumbo jet’s 54-year production run.