Rainier Air Charters - Boeing 747-400ER "Regina Caelorum" (N744RA)
Owner: Rainier Air Charters
Operator: Rainier Air Charters
Service: Passenger charters
Type: Boeing 747-400ER
Nickname: Regina Caelorum
Engines: General Electric CF6
History: Purchased used and delivered in mid 2020; began operations in early 2021.
Home Base: Grant County International Airport (KMWH); Moses Lake, WA
"Regina Caelorum" (N774RA) is a Boeing 747-400ER operated by Rainier Air Charters. It features a single-class EcoLux premium economy cabin, similar to Rainier Air's cabin layout, a sister-company to Rainier Air Charters that operates scheduled flights. Regina Caelorum is powered by x4 General Electric CF6 turbofans. In all of Rainier Aviation Group's fleet of Boeing 747-400's across the various companies, Regina Caelorum is the sole 747 that is configured to carry passengers at the moment. Regina Caelorum is available solely for charters anywhere and anytime. The aircraft competed in the same market as the now-discontinued chartered HiFly A380, along with Atlas Air and their charter fleet of passenger 747-400's. No additional passenger 747's are planned for Rainier due to the relatively small size of the market for chartering aircraft as large as the 747 for passenger flights. N774RA's name Regina Caelorum comes from the Latin translation for "Queen of the Skies", which is the 747's most popular nickname given over its incredible 50 years of service. The name is meant to honor the 747's legacy.