A first-generation Boeing 747-100. Photo: Aldo BidiniA first-generation Boeing 747-100. Photo: Aldo Bidini
A first-generation Boeing 747-100. Photo: Aldo Bidini
Adam Nebbs
Opinion

Opinion

Travellers' Checks by Adam Nebbs

The Boeing 747 at 50: how first wide-body airliner changed commercial aviation forever

  • The first Singaporean to fly on a jumbo jet was such an event it made headlines
  • By then Hong Kong had already welcomed its first Boeing 747 flight, a Pan Am service, on April 11, 1970

A first-generation Boeing 747-100. Photo: Aldo BidiniA first-generation Boeing 747-100. Photo: Aldo Bidini
A first-generation Boeing 747-100. Photo: Aldo Bidini
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