The iconic Boeing 747 just celebrated 50 years of flight — here’s how the ‘Queen of the Skies’ changed the world of aviation forever

Qantas Boeing 747-400

  • Boeing’s most iconic aircraft celebrated 50 years of passenger service on Wednesday.
  • The aircraft first flew in 1969 and began commercial service in 1970, revolutionizing air travel with its iconic design.
  • Despite over 50 years in the air, most airlines around the world are retiring their 747s in favor of new, fuel-efficient dual-engine aircraft.
  • Qantas, British Airways, and Lufthansa are among the last operators of the aircraft dubbed the Queen of the Skies.
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One of the greatest feats of American aerospace engineering celebrates 50 years of passenger service this week.

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