06/26/2011

Boeing 747: forever young

The famous song by the German rock group, Alphaville, is appropriate for the long and continuing history of the enormously successful Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet family. The new 747-8 is the continuation.

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01/21/2011

40 years ago the first Boeing 747

The first commercial flight of the unmistakeable Boeing 747 was just 40 years ago, 21 January 1971. Nowadays we can still hear and see plenty of them.

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