Tag: B747

REMEMBERING JOE SUTTER, ‘FATHER OF THE BOEING 747’

SEATTLE – Today we remember Boeing icon Joe Sutter. He passed away 3 years ago on August 30, 2016 at the age of 95. In the mid-60s, Sutter led the team that designed the Boeing 747. He was given the nickname “Father of the 747”. Father of the 747 Joseph Frederick “Joe” Sutter (March 21, 1921 – August

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FIREFIGHTING BOEING 747 SUPERTANKER JOINS BATTLE AGAINST AMAZON WILDFIRES

B747 Supertanker battling wildfires

SANTA CRUZ, BOLIVIA – The American Boeing 747 Supertanker was filmed dropping water on wildfires in Bolivia’s department of Santa Cruz on Friday. A record number of fires have been raging through the Amazon rainforest most of which is located in Brazil, but the fires also stretches into Bolivia and several other countries. The aircraft

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ENGINE FAILURE OF CARGOLUX ITALIA B747 DURING FLIGHT TO AMSTERDAM

Cargolux Italia B747 Engine Failure During Flight to Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM – One of the four engines of a Cargolux Italia B747 to Amsterdam was shut down during its flight to Amsterdam on Sunday. The B747 continued and landed safely at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands.  Cargolux Italia Boeing 747-400 freighter – registration LX-TCV – performing Flight CV-7156 from Nairobi to Amsterdam, was descending

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THE FORMER JAPANESE ‘AIR FORCE ONE’ IS UP FOR SALE

JASDF Air Force One at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol © JERRY TAHA

LOS ANGELES – Anyone who has always dreamed of owning their own luxury Boeing 747; this is your chance to buy one of Japan’s two former government aircraft. It’s for sale now for 28 million dollars (about 25 million euros). A company in California is selling this beautiful Queen of the Skies. Japanese Prime Minister

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SPECTACULAR FLYBY BRITISH AIRWAYS B747 WITH THE RAF RED ARROWS AT RIAT 2019

Spectacular Flyby British Airways and Red Arrows

FAIRFORD, ENGLAND – British Airways’ special-liveried Boeing 747 took to the skies alongside the Red Arrows in a spectacular fly by at this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo. The Boeing 747 has been painted in the colours of the airline’s predecessor – British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) – to mark its centenary celebrations this year.

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IRANIAN B747 CARGO AIRCRAFT DAMAGED IN QATAR AFTER UNLOADING ERROR

Tilted B747

DOHA – A Boeing 747-200F (reg.no. EP-FAB) of the Iranian Cargo Airline Fars Air Qeshm was damaged on Saturday night at Doha Airport in Qatar. Reportedly, the handling agents unloaded too much cargo from the front of the aircraft, causing the center of gravity to slide backwards and the B747’s nose to tilt. It’s the

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