(CNN) — For many years she’s been dubbed “queen of the skies” and now it is official — form of.
The final Boeing 747 to ever be produced traced the form of a crown within the sky as she made her maiden flight.
Cargo operator Atlas Air took supply of the jumbo jet on Tuesday, in a ceremony that was livestreamed on-line to avgeeks around the globe.
The plane left Boeing’s plant in Everett, Washington, and flew to Cincinnati the next day.
In the course of the seven-hour flight, the pilots took the prospect to “draw” the crown within the sky, together with a “747” nested inside the form.
The particular flight plan had been shared upfront by John Dietrich, Atlas CEO, on the handover ceremony.
Taking off at 7.49 a.m. from Everett, in line with the flight tracker FlightAware, the jumbo tacked southeast after which eastwards earlier than beginning the maneuver about half an hour in, tracing the crown and the “747” within the air over Washington State, southwest of Spokane.
It was carried out at an altitude of just below 18,000 ft, at speeds of round 180-390 mph, in line with FlightAware. The aerial ballet took round two and a half hours.
Drawing within the sky takes time, it might appear. The plane landed at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Worldwide Airport at 5.51 p.m. native time, 42 minutes later than deliberate.
‘The plane that shrank the world’
The crown drawing wasn’t the one nod to the plane’s particular standing. A decal to the appropriate of the nostril options the late Joe Sutter, the 747’s chief engineer dubbed “father of the 747.”
The final 747 to be produced has left Boeing’s plant.
Stan Deal, Boeing’s president and CEO, known as the supply a “monumental day” and “a testomony to the generations of Boeing staff who delivered to life the airplane that ‘shrank the world’.”
The plane is the final of 4 new Boeing 747-8 Freighters Atlas ordered in January 2021. The corporate has 56 747s in its fleet.
Atlas Air will function the ultimate 747 for Apex Logistics, a Kuehne+Nagel firm, below a long-term settlement. The corporate has operated the 747 into over 800 airports in 170 international locations, Dietrich stated on the ceremony.