Browsing Tag: Boeing 747-300

From the video description from SpeedBirdHD: “The Boeing 747 is a wide-body commercial airliner and cargo transport aircraft, often referred to by its original nickname, Jumbo Jet, or Queen of the Skies. It is among the world’s most recognizable aircraft and was the first wide-body ever produced. Manufactured by Boeing’s Commercial Airplane unit in the United States, the original version of the 747 was two and a half times the size of the Boeing 707, one of the common large commercial aircraft of the 1960s. First flown commercially in 1970, the 747 held the passenger capacity record for 37 years.”

I am guessing probably most people reading this site are well aware of the 747. So less reading, more watching these amazing machines in action .

Surinam Airways Boeing 747-300 (PZ-TCM)

Surinam Airways Boeing 747-300 (PZ-TCM)

Surinam Airways was founded in 1955 and is the national airline of Surname. It is fully owned by the Suriname’s government and operates to only nine destinations. The airline currently only has a fleet of three aircraft, one Airbus A340-300 and two Boeing 737-300’s. In November 2009, Surinam Airways purchased the Airbus to replace the Boeing 747-300 in the photo.

Can you notice the slight changes of livery on the newer Airbus 340 versus the older Boeing 747-300.

Image: PlaneSpotting

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