Business: All but off the Ground

Even as it was talked about in Cannes, Hammarskjold's "new era of real mass air transportation" was taking physical form 7,000 miles away in Everett, Wash. Towed out of a huge Boeing Co. plant came the first aircraft of the new era: the 747 "jumbo jet." After considerable ceremony, the gigantic plane was turned over to technicians to be prepared for its first test flight. Although that flight is not scheduled until December, the 747 is very impressive even on the ground, and its potential is immense. The plane is 231 ft. long, will have a fully loaded weight of 355...

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