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The Queen Takes a Bow

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Photos in this article come from many of CivilAviationWorld.com team…

On September 30, 1968, an airplane was rolled out of the Boeing factory near Everett, Washington that would change air travel for the world and become one of the most beloved commercial aircraft in aviation history. When it debuted, the Boeing 747 was the largest commercial aircraft in the world and featured revolutionary design innovations that have been incorporated into every aircraft designed since. The prototype, nicknamed the “Jumbo Jet” by the media, flew for the first time in February 1969...

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The Boeing 747

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In the late 1960s, the Boeing Aircraft Company was developing an aircraft on a size and scale not seen before. Featuring a true widebody design and possessing four, new technology, high-bypass turbofan engines, it could fly 6,000 miles nonstop with 400 passengers onboard. This plane was called the 747 and it was said that Boeing bet the company to build it as they borrowed heavily to accomplish it. They succeeded and ultimately produced more than 1,500 examples. The latest 747 remains in low rate production today.

Earlier in the 1960s, Boeing was competing for a United States Air Force contract to build a large cargo plane. Lockheed won that contract with the C-5A Galaxy...

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Farnborough 2000 and 2002 Shows Review

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Embraer ERJ-145 during the trade show flying display…

One of the largest, and oldest displays of aircraft occurs at the biennial Farnborough International Airshow  trade show, at the airport with the same name. For most of the week, a trade show filled with new aviation products includes a flying display of cutting edge aircraft along with a static display with dozens more.

Up until last year, a public weekend air show was also produced, but from 2020 on, the weekend event has been cancelled. A Friday public day will instead be offered from 2020 onwards, according to reports.

I was lucky to have been able to visit the show twice, first time as the new Millennium began in 2000, and two years later in 2002...

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