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Today in Aviation: FAA Certifies the Boeing 747SP

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifies the Boeing 747SP in 1976.

After a difficult start for the Boeing 747, caused by a series of problems with the Pratt And Whitney PW JT9D engines, the Jumbo Jet developed by Boeing and designed by Joe Sutter has achieved considerable commercial success. Many airlines around the globe order the type to offer travelers the opportunity to travel to every continent with maximum comfort.

The aircraft is made as a transitional version to answer the Douglas DC-10 and the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar. The Boeing 747 was too big for read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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