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New Dimension: First Flight of the Boeing 747 Superjet (1969)

Another Boeing-produced promotional film.

http://youtu.be/uhHUYwB7BPg
 

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Nooooooooooo!!!! (howling)
 

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Someone might have been howling louder than me:
Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Atlas Air Worldwide today announced an agreement to purchase four 747-8 Freighters. The order enables Atlas Air to leverage the operational advantages of the 747-8 Freighter to meet growing cargo demand around the globe.

 

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Probably a new converted one to be expected:

the company plans to install the RDS in a nose-loading 747 when the aircraft completes maintenance after the first of the year. The aircraft itself will have to be modified, of course, to enable loading retardant and compressed air, and the plumbing and belly nozzles need to be installed. Then it will schedule a grid test, which they are confident it will pass. The final and most important step is applying for and receiving a new contract from the US Forest Service, no easy feat.

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Tiger lounge concept (1960s):

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Pacific Southwest Airways also had a lower deck lounge for their L-1011’s. Does anyone know what other lower deck lounges are out there?

 

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Is there pictures of that?
There is one there (British Airways) but doesn't actually fits:


Interestingly, you can see a pattern for airlines willing to recapture their customers gone into the private jet industry: more space on the upper deck with more entertainment to make again flying a social experience.
 

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Is there pictures of that?
There is one there (British Airways) but doesn't actually fits:


Interestingly, you can see a pattern for airlines willing to recapture their customers gone into the private jet industry: more space on the upper deck with more entertainment to make again flying a social experience.
I want to say yes, it was in an article in Smithsonian Air and Space magazine something like 30 years ago. No clue if it's up on the interwebs.
 

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In early 2021 it was revealed that a Boeing 747-8 was purchased by a mystery buyer, and it now seems that we know who the buyer is. One of the Boeing 747-8 test aircraft that has been in storage for years has been re-registered as SU-EGY, and it’s allegedly going to be used as a government aircraft for Egypt.

 

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