- 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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