As manufacturing of the last Boeing 747, a cargo model, nears completion, it will shortly be rolled off the assembly line.
Atlas Air will take receipt of the last Boeing 747-8F after final touches are made and the plane is carried off the assembly line.
Marking the end of an era in the aviation business that has spanned half a century.
Boeing's 'Queen of the Skies' aircraft entered production in the 1950s and '60s.
During the height of the airline industry's need for larger planes to meet surging passenger demand without raising fares.
Pan Am's founder, Juan Tripp, went to Boeing for help, requesting a large passenger plane capable of long-distance flights despite its hefty payload.