RIP Joe Sutter — Father of the 747

Joe Sutter, “the father of the 747” died yesterday. He was the lead engineer and project manager for the development of the original 747 in the late 1960s, and below, we offer a video featuring an interview with him at the first flight of the 747-8 in 2010. But before that, here is a tribute, published yesterday […]
  • David Harris
  • August 31, 2016

Delivery of a modern freighter leads to some interesting history

Yesterday, Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier Cargolux took delivery of the twelfth of fourteen 747-8 Freighters it has ordered from Boeing. Normally, that simple sentence above would be the extent of our reporting on the delivery. The 747-8F is no longer new, Cargolux already has eleven, so delivery of a twelfth is not the biggest news story […]
  • David Harris
  • March 6, 2015