747: Creating the World's First Jumbo Jet and Other Adventures from a Life in Aviation

747: Creating the World's First Jumbo Jet and Other Adventures from a Life in Aviation


747 is the exciting tale at the back of "the Queen of the Skies"—the Boeing 747—as advised through Joe Sutter, some of the most celebrated engineers of the 20 th century, who spearheaded its layout and development. Sutter's vibrant narrative takes us again to a time whilst American know-how was once state-of-the-art and jet shuttle was once nonetheless glamorous and new. With wit and heat, he offers an insider's experience of the bigger than life-size personalities—and the tensions—in the aeronautical global.

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