Boeing Company of Seattle, WA, USA introduced the jumbo jet, Boeing 747 in 1970. The wide-bodied, two-decked aircraft was taller than a six-story building and could carry up to 490 passengers. The first 747s went into transatlantic service for Pan American Airlines on January 21, 1970.
January 21, 1970
Seattle, WA, USA
- Boeing 747 – Wikipedia
Boeing 747. … On September 30, 1968, the first 747 was rolled out of the custom-built Everett Plant, the largest building in the world by volume. The first flight took place on February 9, 1969 and the 747 was certified in December of that year.
Variants: Boeing 747SP; Boeing 747-400; Boe…
- History of the 747 – CNET
Jan 21, 2020 – 9, 1969, the first Boeing 747 ever built completed its first flight. Called the City of Everett, it took off from a brand-new runway at Boeing’s specially built 747 factory in Everett, Washington. A new era in commercial aviation was born and the original jumbo jet started making history immediately.
- Historical Snapshot: 747 Commercial Transport/YAL-1 – Boeing
The fuselage of the original 747 was 225 feet (68.5 meters) long; the tail as tall as a six-story building. Pressurized, it carried a ton of air. The cargo hold had room …
- Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet History – Modern Airliners
The first 747 was rolled out of the Everett plant in front of the press. 09 Feb 1969, The Boeing 747 made its maiden flight which had very pleasing results. 13 Dec …
- The Boeing 747: The plane that shrank the world – BBC Future
Sep 27, 2018 – But as far as Boeing is concerned, it’s called the 747. ***. The beginnings of the 747’s story, however, began with a little-known military contract. In …