Joe Sutter’s team of engineers designed and built the 747 in just 29 months, delivering the first jumbo jet in 1968. Hong Kong witnessed the city’s first 747 landing in 1970, by Pan Am. Cathay’s first 747 was delivered in 1979. Photo: SCMP

Hong Kong says farewell to giant of aviation

Joe Sutter, who passed away at 95, was the chief engineer of the Boeing 747

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Joe Sutter’s team of engineers designed and built the 747 in just 29 months, delivering the first jumbo jet in 1968. Hong Kong witnessed the city’s first 747 landing in 1970, by Pan Am. Cathay’s first 747 was delivered in 1979. Photo: SCMP
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