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World’s first Boeing 747-8 BBJ scrapped in US after just 30 flight hours

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A Boeing 747-8 Business Jet (BBJ), the most luxurious ‘Queens of the Skies’ aircraft, will be dismantled at the Pinal Airpark boneyard in Marana, in the United States on December 19, 2022. (www.aerotime.aero) More...

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chrisrobey
CHRIS ROBEY 20
This is (almost) impossible to believe. What a waste of the engineering hours and expertise that went into building this aircraft!
joeserdynski
Joe Serdynski 14
“thin-skinned petulant entrepreneurs acting out their insecurities in public view.”
lynx318
lynx318 8
Yes, definitely an idiotic waste.
dwight666
D Chambers 6
Oh, well. The Qatari World Cup 2022 [soccer] cost $220 billion, and now it will have most or all stadia torn down. Talk of waste....
Gusve
Gustavo Vega 1
The staduim was made to be temporary and no waste is going to be made.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-globally/fifa-world-cup-qatars-stadium-974-built-using-as-many-recycled-shipping-containers-8307227/lite/&ved=2ahUKEwj63ZOBppP8AhX3EFkFHYN5CwEQFnoECCYQAQ&usg=AOvVaw2f6HR96JTCq5Rp6yLVUP83
TimDyck
Tim Dyck 5
There is still waste materials and the energy used to build and now dismantle everything.
lotser68
serge LOTH 19
I saw that plane for years when I was going to work to my airport.. Everybody knew that aircraft.. And believe me it's not the only one and I Agree what a pity, not only in term of money but by respect of all the technicians who made it long time ago..
mutrock
Mark Kortum 10
I would love to park it somewhere and use the fuselage as a home.
chugheset
chugheset 10
That's a great idea! Or set it up as an Air BnB.
GCSAA
David Phipps 7
No pun intended... 😉
houseofgold
houseofgold 8
It has be said, but why not a low hours freighter conversion?
jbermo
jbermo 18
BBJ B-744s were not built with adequately stressed floor beams that are required for freighter use. This airplane is far more valuable for its almost "zero time" spare parts.
kwm2979
Kerry Moore 7
Landing Gear coming up for overhaul based on Calendar Days. Dont see that very often!!
blueashflyer
blueashflyer 6
I'd buy that for a dollar! (movie quote)
DAL521
DAL521 4
that hurts, nuff said. :(
akebonolove
akebonolove 4
Did that Sheikh pay for it or not?
slickviccom
VICTOR SPURIO 4
Plug the engine air intakes, Use it like a tourist attraction. People would pay to go through every inch of that beautiful Queen of The Skies. Serve lunches halfway through the tour. Also shop the on-board Gift Shop. A for sure money maker.
daxwax
John Kurc 3
I am right down the road from Marana. I wish I could buy it.
drpepper
drpepper 3
CAK had a rare 747SP sitting on the tarmac for years while it's owner slowly fell from grace and lost his power and money. These special configurations sadly are better for the spare parts.
briansfreeman
Brian Freeman 3
So this is what our $5.00/gallon gas paid for. Sure glad we can help out those poor Saudis.....

Support American energy independence!
gomedoc
Jon Schwartz 2
I live close by...wonder if I can get a peek??
bentwing60
bentwing60 1
While the airport is listed as 'public use' the boneyard is not tourista friendly,

https://pinalcountyairpark.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Pinal_FAQs.pdf
drpepper
drpepper 2
CAK had a rare 747SP sitting on the tarmac for years while it's owner slowly fell from grave and lost his power and money. These special configurations sadly are better for the spare parts.
FinAbraham
Fin Abraham 2
REASON:

The Boeing 747-8 BBJ was expected to become a special government plane to operate flights for the Saudi Arabian government, particularly to serve Saudi Crown Prince Sultan Abdul Aziz. However, the prince died unexpectedly in October 2021, around nine months before the scheduled delivery.
joeserdynski
Joe Serdynski 3
“petulant entrepreneurs acting out their insecurities in public view.”
strickerje
strickerje 1
I don't get it... the airplane was built and sent for interior modification in 2012, and its buyer "died unexpectedly in October 2021, around nine months before the scheduled delivery"? Where was it in the interim, and why didn't it have a buyer already when it was built? Did the original deal fall through, or something?
michel17
Michel Montreuil -5
What a waste of time and effort from the get go... The world is progressing well... Remember these people who make decisions like to buy a 747BBJ also tell you the world is going to end if you drive too much...
DavidInThailand
David Folkard 10
No, they aren't the same people.
AlanGlover
Alan Glover 4
Oh they absolutely could be.

Stop heating your homes, driving your cars and flying while I fly around the world privately telling you this.

As soon as these baboons limit their proselytizing to zoom meetings, I might consider the argument but the hubris required to be a climate fear monger will never let that happen.
NF2G
David Stark 6
I don't think Arab princes are telling us to cut our oil consumption.

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