Boeing 747: history’s ‘last queen of the sky’ to go live this Tuesday; accompany

The plane democratized air travel, was the first to have two runways and has always been distinguished by its hump at the front of the fuselage

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The Boeing 747 democratized air travel

The last Boeing 747 will be delivered this Tuesday, the 31st, the plane that democratized air travel. The plane is also known as the “jumbo and the queen of the sky”. Thousands of current and former employees, customers and suppliers of the plane maker are expected to watch the delivery of the plane, a 747-8 freighter, to Atlas Air at its Everett factory in the northwestern United States. US, at 6 p.m. People can follow directly in this connection. Boeing, which carried presidents of the United States and was always distinguished by the hump on the front of the fuselage – was the first two-aisle aircraft. The 747 remained the largest aircraft on the market until the arrival of the Airbus A380 in the 2000s. This Tuesday, it turns an important page in Civil Aviation, ceasing production of the aircraft, more than 50 years after it was flown and built first of 1574 examples. Boeing announced in the summer of 2020 that it would cease production in 2022, although it will continue to fly for several decades, especially in its cargo version.

The 747 has been the flagship of US presidents since 1990 and will remain at the White House for years to come as two examples are being modified to replace Air Force One currently in service. Thanks to its size, range and efficiency, the 747 “allowed the middle class to leave Europe or the United States, with increasingly affordable fares, even during the oil crisis of the 1970s,” said Michel Merluzeau. , aviation specialist from the AIR company. Airlines such as Qantas and British Airways are phasing out these aircraft from their fleets. In the United States, no company has used it since the end of 2017. The history of the 747 began in the 1960s, when air transport became popular and airports had to cope with an increase in traffic. At Pan Am’s request, Boeing decided to build a plane that could carry many more passengers.

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