Middle-aged or old, the 747 turns 40

214888084_d42774a375_o.jpgThey had color photography back then but we prefer black and white for a shot marking the Boeing 747′s fortieth anniversary. It was exactly four decades ago, back in 1968, that they rolled out the world’s first two-decked wide-body up at Everett, Washington. In fact, they built the Everett factory just so they’d have a building big enough to accommodate the jumbo. Since then, as they say, the rest is history, and we won’t repeat the numbers here. We will note that the earliest 74s are still active, as was much in evidence to a flyer passing through Miami the other week. Interestingly, the first order – from Pan Am – was for 25 of the 747s with a total price tag of $525 million.

 

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