The State of Commercial Aviation in 2023 – Airways
, 2023-01-02 16:52:30,
DALLAS — In 2023, the commercial aviation industry will see significant changes for manufacturers, airlines, and airports that will define its future development.
Due to national travel restrictions, sluggish market growth, and cautious airline expansion plans, 2022 started out with uncertainty for air travel. However, airlines are expected to report their first post-pandemic profits in the coming year.
We will analyze some of the events that are slated to happen in the next 12 months, including aircraft deliveries and phaseouts, airline and airport inaugurations, and more.
Delivery of the Last Boeing 747
The year 2023 will be a key moment for the world’s most iconic and legendary passenger airplane: the Boeing 747, which Atlas Air (5Y) will be taking delivery of in February. This event will mark the end of more than 50 years of production of the Jumbo jet at Everett Paine Field (PAE), which has seen a total of 1,574 Boeing 747 rollouts since 1968.
This last unit, registered as N863GT, will be the 15th Boeing 747-8F to join 5Y’s fleet since 2012. In 2023, 5Y will operate only eight aircraft. The remaining will fly in a coordinated manner for other cargo companies.
The freighter version of the Boeing 747-8 was the first delivered to airlines back in 2011, not the passenger variant, which needed to wait…
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