All posts tagged '747'

The Last Boeing 747 for Paying Passengers Has Been Built

Posted on July 19th, 2017 · Posted in Aviation News

The final passenger airframe of the current generation 747-8i is currently undergoing test flights for the Korean Air. The Seoul-based carrier is one of only three passenger airlines to take delivery of the most recent version of the 747 — Lufthansa and Air China are the other members of this..
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Joe Sutter led ‘the Incredibles’ who pioneered Boeing’s 747 jumbo jet

Posted on August 30th, 2016 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Joe Sutter, the legendary Boeing engineer who led development of the 747 jumbo jet, has died at age 95. By Dominic Gates, Seattle Times In a message to employees Tuesday, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Chief Executive Ray Conner said, “This morning we lost one of the giants of aerospace and a beloved..
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First Boeing 747 now open for display at Museum Of Flight

Posted on October 4th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

The growing worldwide demand for air travel during the 1960s led to the development of the 747, the first “Jumbo Jet.” “Merely recalling the early days of the 747 program brings sweat to the palms of my hands,” Boeing’s then-president, William Allen, said years after the giant aircraft had been..
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NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft 911 Moves to Final Home

Posted on September 15th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

Some 2 ½ years after its retirement, the second of two modified Boeing 747 jetliners that ferried NASA’s space shuttles across the nation for more than three decades has made its final journey – a ¾-mile ground tow from the NASA Armstrong aircraft operations facility to the nearby Joe Davies..
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Shuttle Independence mounted on NASA 747 in Houston

Posted on August 16th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

Author: Ryan Korsgard, Click2Houston A piece of NASA history got an adornment Thursday morning. A giant crane lifted the space shuttle replica Independence onto Space Center Houston’s shuttle carrier aircraft. It was the final liftoff for the Space Shuttle Independence. The replica will now sit atop the Boeing 747, a..
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Boeing Delivers 1,500th 747

Posted on June 28th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

Boeing has delivered the 1,500th 747 to come off the production line to Frankfurt, Germany-based Lufthansa. The milestone airplane is a 747-8 Intercontinental, the 14th one that Lufthansa will incorporate into its long-haul fleet. “Reaching this milestone delivery is a testament to the capabilities of the airplane and our commitment to..
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Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Tour of California

Posted on September 23rd, 2012 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Shuttle Endeavour Flyover of Dryden (Entire 27 minute Flyover & Landing) by SpaceVidsNet Shuttle Endeavour Antelope Valley Flyover by AirBoyd Endeavour Salutes Mojave Spaceport by Kevin Baird Endeavour aerial view during Tour of Southern California by NASA Dryden Space Shuttle Endeavour over San Francisco Bay by Moulfrit Productions SCA-Endeavour Griffith..
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