Report Aviation in the News in AVIATION Posted July 24, 2020 On 6/17/2020 at 4:52 PM, OC Transpo Route 95 said: Qantas has retired its second last Boeing 747-400. Boeing 747-400ER VH-OEE flew as flight QF6001 from SYD-LAX yesterday, June 16th. Today, June 17th, VH-OEE flew as flight QF6001 from Los Angeles (LAX) to the Mojave Air and Space Port (MHV). VH-OEE was the first 747-400ER built, and was used as a testbed for Boeing (reg: N747ER). N747ER was later refurbished, repainted for Qantas, then handed over to Qantas as VH-OEE. Qantas' last Boeing 747 in their fleet, Boeing 747-400ER VH-OEJ, will follow VH-OEE to retirement soon. Qantas has retired its last Boeing 747. Boeing 747-400ER VH-OEJ flew as flight QF7474 from SYD-LAX on July 22nd. Today, July 24th, VH-OEJ flew as flight QF7474 from Los Angeles (LAX) to the Mojave Air and Space Port (MHV). More information on Qantas' last Boeing 747, as well as some interesting facts and history regarding Qantas' fleet of Boeing 747s, is available here: https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-farewells-queen-of-the-skies/ Saying Farewell to the Queen of the Skies: Qantas bid farewell to its last remaining Boeing 747 with three special farewell flights. The airline operated three special ‘Farewell Jumbo Joy Flights’ on July 13, 15, and 17; with its last remaining Boeing 747; VH-OEJ. The first farewell flight occurred on July 13 in Sydney (SYD). The flight was QF747 from SYD-SYD. The second farewell flight occurred on July 15 in Brisbane (BNE). The flight was QF747 from BNE-BNE. The third farewell flight occurred on July 17 in Canberra (CBR). The flight was QF747 from CBR-CBR. Each flight lasted approximately one hour, and gave customers and employees a final chance to fly on a Qantas Boeing 747. Customers were able to purchase a seat on board one of the farewell flights. The number of seats available for purchase were limited, in order to maximize passenger comfort. All proceeds/profits from the three farewell flights were donated to two aviation museums in Australia, to support their efforts to preserve/promote the Boeing 747 legacy for future generations. Qantas also hosted a hangar farewell event for employees, prior to VH-OEJ's final departure from SYD on July 22nd. Here is the press release from Qantas regarding the ‘Farewell Jumbo Joy Flights’: https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-to-give-final-747-jumbo-jet-a-farewell-fit-for-a-queen/ The Final Departure: After completing the three ‘Farewell Jumbo Joy Flights’, VH-OEJ departed Sydney (SYD) for the final time as flight QF7474 on July 22nd, bringing an end to nearly 50 years of Boeing 747's in Qantas' fleet.