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Boeing 747


Boeing 747-8 performs ultimate rejected takeoff


Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental takes first flight


Boeing 747-8 makes a big splash


Why Did The US Airlines Stop Flying The Boeing 747?


Boeing 747-8's million pound takeoff

The Boeing 747 is an American wide-body commercial jet airliner and cargo aircraft, often referred to by its original nickname, "Jumbo Jet". Its distinctive "hump" upper deck along the forward part of the aircraft has made it one of the most recognizable aircraft, and it was the first wide-body airplane produced. Manufactured by Boeing's Commercial Airplane unit in the United States, the 747 was originally envisioned to have 150 percent greater capacity than the Boeing 707, a common large commercial aircraft of the 1960s. First flown commercially in 1970, the 747 held the passenger capacity record for 37 years.