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Air France’s 40 Jumbo years

Air France is celebrating 40 years of operating Boeing’s 747 ‘Jumbo Jet’.


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March 19: Air France will celebrate 40 years of operating Boeing’s 747 ‘Jumbo Jet’ on March 20. On that day in 1970 the airline took delivery of its first aircraft, F-BPVA at Boeing’s Seattle plant, flying the aircraft back to Orly Airport at Paris a few days later. It was one of the first airlines outside the USA to operate the aircraft.

F-BPVA even became a movie star - in 1976 it appeared in the film ‘La Bonne année’ painted in Alitalia livery. It served with the airline until retirement in 1992.

Today Air France operates 13 Boeing 747-400s on its transatlantic routes.

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