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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09/08/2010

How (not) to dispose of your old jet aircraft

When some old airline seats of Ryanair were found on waste ground in Scotland, some people thought that there had been a crash, others (perhaps!) that Ryanair were making space for standing passengers. The truth was different.

 

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