January 12, 1970
First Flight of Boeing 747
The Boeing 747, the original “Jumbo Jet”, makes its maiden flight. The 747 was the first wide-body airliner, first to use the twin-aisle concept, and the first airliner to use high bypass turbofan engines.
The Boeing 747 is an American wide-body commercial jet airliner and cargo aircraft, often referred to by its original nickname, Jumbo Jet, or Queen of the Skies.
Wingspan: 60 m
Range: 9,800 km
Designer: Joe Sutter
Engine types: Jet engine, Turbofan
Manufacturers: Boeing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes