Boeing's 747, a radical innovation when it was introduced in 1970, is on the way out. But Lufthansa remains committed to the newest versions of the airplane.
The 1,500th Boeing (BA_) 747 will receive a grand welcome Tuesday, when Lufthansa puts the latest model, the 747-Intercontinental, to work on the Frankfurt-JFK route. No other widebody aircraft has yet recorded 1,500 sales.
Unfortunately, few welcomes remain for the 747, a dramatic innovation when it was first flown by Pan American World Airways in 1970 as the first twin-aisle jet and easily recognizable due to its size and the hump at the top of its frame.
Via Pol Bacquet