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While airlines around the world are continuing to retire their Boeing 747s, National Airlines has revived a 747-400BCF from the airplane graveyard. This video covers the details of National Airlines’ latest Boeing 747, N756CA.

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On July 27, National Airlines’ latest Boeing 747 registered as N756CA had its first flight in over 7 years. The unpainted aircraft was ferried from Pinal Airpark to San Antonio for maintenance.

N756CA is a 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter that was originally delivered to Singapore Airlines as a passenger aircraft in June 1992.

The 747-400 was eventually retired in 2007 and acquired by Dragonair, who converted it into a freighter. Three years later, it was transferred to Cathay Pacific.

Cathay Pacific retired the 747-400BCF in 2012 and stored it at Pinal Airpark. Since 2013, the aircraft had been sitting in the desert until National Airlines picked it up.

Following a 45-day maintenance in San Antonio, N756CA will then join National Airlines’ existing fleet of two Boeing 747-400BCFs.

However, this isn’t the only 747 National Airlines is reviving from the graveyard. In 2019, the airline purchased three 747-400BCFs which included N756CA.

The two other ex-Cathay Pacific 747-400BCFs, now registered N702CA and N729CA, have also been stored since 2013 are expected to soon fly again.

Although these three 747s are around 29 years old, they’ll likely continue flying for several years as some Boeing 747s have already surpassed 30 years of flying.

While it’s sad to see Boeing 747s being retired and sent to the desert, some are finding new life by delivering crucial cargo around the world.


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