50 years ago today… the beautiful Boeing 747


The 22nd of January 1970 was a wonderful day for travellers, airplane enthusiasts and anyone interested in beautiful, functional design: the entry into service of the first Boeing 747. Pan Am captivated the world as it introduced the jumbo on its New York–London route, and this wonderful film from British Pathé will remind you why

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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