I'm wondering how many 747-200's are still in service? I know for sure Rolls Royce is using one for testing purposes. And the one from the US Forces.

  • Are there any civilian operated ones left?
  • Does somebody have photos?

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Running the numbers from RedGrittyBrick's answer, there appear to be 36 active 747-200s out of 393 built (according to Wikipedia). Of the 36, 9 are passenger planes, 22 freight (including 6 converted from passenger planes, marked *), 3 combi (passenger and freight), and the two VC-25As ("Air Force One").

The active aircraft are as follows, with tail numbers included so you can look for photos.

  • Aerospace One: 1 freight (SX-ASO), 1 combi (SX-ASC)
  • AHS Air International: 1 freight (AP-BIO)
  • Cargo Air Lines: 1 combi (4X-ICM)
  • Caspian Airlines: 1 freight (EP-CQA)
  • Iran Air: 3 passenger (EP-IAG, EP-IAH, EP-IAI), 1 combi (EP-ICD)
  • Jet Star: 1 freight (ER-BBS)
  • Kabo Air: 3 passenger (5N-DKB, 5N-JRM, 5N-MAD)
  • Kalitta Air: 2 passenger (N715CK, N793CK), 4 freight (N704CK, N746CK, N794CK,* N795CK*)
  • Kam Air: 1 freight (4L-TZS)
  • Midex Airlines: 3 freight (A6-MDG, A6-MDH, A6-MDI)
  • Orient Thai Airlines: 1 passenger (HS-UTC)
  • Rayyan Air**: 2 freight (AP-BKI, AP-BKS*)
  • Saha Airlines: 2 freight (EP-SHB, EP-SHH)
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines: 1 freight (HZ-AIU)
  • United States Air Force: 2 VC-25A (82-8000, 92-9000)
  • Uni-Top Airlines: 3 freight (B-2448,* B-2450,* B-2462)
  • Veteran Avia: 1 freight (EK74799*)
  • Vision Air International: 1 freight (AP-BIV)

* Built as passenger and converted to freight.
** Not to be confused with Ryanair! :-)

There are also several stored aircraft, including the Rolls-Royce test plane you mention in the question.

Thanks to fooot for explaining that BSF denotes "Boeing Special Freighter", a passenger plane converted to freight use.

  • $\begingroup$ What did they do to the other ones? $\endgroup$
    – Firee
    Commented Jan 13, 2016 at 10:18
  • $\begingroup$ @Firee Scrapped or in storage. $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 13, 2016 at 14:50

How many 747-200 are still in Service?

If you search Airfleets.net and, for all pages, add up the aircraft marked as active, you will get an answer.

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Are there any Civilian Operated ones left?

If you mean non-military, the above method should tell you.

If you mean non-airline, I don't know how to find out easily. RR's N-787RR was hard to find at Airfleets.net.

Does somebody have Photos?

Almost certainly yes, I'd just Google the registration number. e.g. EP-SHB. They'll mostly be copyright protected of course.


As of 2022 (And what I'm aware):

Fly Pro: 1 freight (ER-BAR)

Fars Air Qeshm: (EP-FAA & EP-FAB)

Iran Air: (EP-ICD)

Kam Air: 1 freight (4L-TZS)

Fly Pro Cargo: 1 freight (ER-BAT)

Iran Air Force: 1+ Military (5-8106)

United States Air Force: 2 VC-25A (82-8000, 92-9000)

E4B: 4 Military

GeoSky: 2 freight (4L-GEN, 4L-GEO)

Aerostan: 2 Freight (EX-47001, EX-47002)



I did remove some that were on the list as they are stored IRL but stated as active on Planespotters.net.

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    $\begingroup$ Source, please? $\endgroup$
    – Ralph J
    Commented Mar 14, 2022 at 14:02
  • $\begingroup$ planespotters.net/operators/Boeing/747/747-200 Here! Edit: I did remove some that were on the list as they are stored IRL but stated as active on Planespotters.net. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 25, 2022 at 10:11
  • $\begingroup$ For those who suggest edits to this post: without something authoritative (i.e. a source -- in other words a link to something stating that "this" 747-200 is no longer operating, for instance), suggested edits will probably be rejected, because without a source to check, such an edit is indistinguishable from vandalism. If you have a document that demonstrates the truth of your edit, then please incorporate within your edit the link to that source, and it will probably be approved. $\endgroup$
    – Ralph J
    Commented May 17, 2022 at 4:18

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