You are looking at the second of the two Boeing 747 space shuttle carriers being taken to its resting place at the Joe Davies Heritage Airpark, in Palmdale, California. After two decades ferrying the space shuttles across the country, the two legendary aircraft are now retired. »
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner and Airbus' A380 are both competing to replace an aging fleet of 747s that have served passengers for more than 40 years. But what's to be done with all those jumbo jets once they're been replaced? MotoArt has the answer—at least when it comes to the 747's gigantic engines: a stylish conference… »
How does Virgin Atlantic make an aging Boeing 747 look like it just rolled off the lot? Four days, dozens of workers, gallons and gallons of paint, and one pretty sweet time-lapse video. That's how. »
Mounted on a transmogrified Boeing 747 is this airborne laser, making the otherwise graceful plane look like a clown-nosed guppy. But this big U.S. Air Force aircraft is the last thing a enemy missile commander wants to see. It can hunt down and kill an evil-doer's missiles from amazing distances—the extent of which… »
Sure, it's a publicity stunt for Volkswagen, but we thought this was one cool picture, a V-Dub Touareg V10 towing a Boeing 747. The diesel Touareg's V8 engine managed to pull that 155-ton Boeing 747-200 for about 450 feet at 5mph, bringing it to a stop with its stock brakes. More dramatic pics, after the jump.