Monthly Archives September 2006

South African Airways

Posted by Chaz  /   September 12, 2006  /   Posted in Articles  /   Comments Off on South African Airways

South African Airways was one of the biggest proponents of the 747SP. The SAA legacy actually began in July of 1974 when South African first placed an order for the aircraft, one of the first airlines to buy the still developmental airplane.

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Story of the B747SP

Posted by Chaz  /   September 10, 2006  /   Posted in Articles  /   Comments Off on Story of the B747SP

  When the 747 entered revenue service in early 1970, the people at Boeing had a big hit on their hands. Despite its size, the huge capacity aircraft brought seat/mile costs to new lows and opened up international travel to those who previously couldn’t afford it. Pan Am, Northwest, TWA,

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