lb. max. gross take-off weight
-5500 mile range
-4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D Engines.
(43,500 lb thrust)
Created due to the 15% increase of
airline traffic per year in an effort to bring
cheap flights to
In April 1966, Pan Am placed an
order with Boeing for twenty-five 747s.
Each cost $21,000,000.
The complete order cost $525,000,000.
‘Young America Clipper’
On January 22, 1970 the first B747-100 departed JFK on route to London.
Jumbo Jets are still in use today and their large capacity allows for many
cheap flights to be flown daily. On some
flights, the wall at the front of the
middle aisle is used as a projection screen for movies.
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