Lufthansa was the world’s largest passenger operator of 747s, with the aircraft also proving popular with the freight carriers, Atlas, Cargolux and UPS. In total, more than 1,550 747s have been built, and remarkably almost 450 are still flying. The most popular of all the models were the 747-400s; some 45 of the ‘Special Performance’ (SP) aircraft were also built, and over the years, the AkzoNobel team has worked on nearly every variant and type. This includes working on a Dreamlifter, the large cargo freighter version with a volume of 65,000 cubic feet.
The team of AkzoNobel is sorry to see production of the 747 finally come to an end, but it is not the end of the story, only a closing of a chapter. We will be continuing to support this magnificent airplane for many years to come.