First ever Boeing 747 lands at St Athan

By Peter Collins,

The first Boeing 747 to land at Saint Athan arrived on Tuesday morning after a six and a half hour flight from North Kentucky International Airport

Image by Malcolm Bradbury

One of the most recognisable aeroplanes in the industry arrived at the former RAF airbase from the US

A Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet has arrived at St Athan Aerospace Business Park in a landing that makes aviation history.

It is the first time a Boeing 747 has landed at St Athan. One of the most recognisable aircraft in the industry, it arrived at the former RAF airbase today after a six-and-a-half hour flight from North Kentucky International Airport in the United States.

The 21-year-old aeroplane, the 1,000th Boeing 747 to be manufactured, has been used most recently as a freighter with the US airline Southern Air Transport.

The 230-tonne aircraft will now be sold to CASCO Ltd, a UK-based aircraft spare parts trading business.

Sourced by Wales Online

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