An ‘Incredible’ Legend

The maiden 747-400, N401PW (c/n 23719), rolls out of the hangar at Everett on January 26, 1988. The jet bore more than a passing resemblence to its precedessors, but was so technologically advanced that the -100, -200, -300 and SP variants were subsequently banded together as ‘Classics’.

The ‘Queen of the Skies’ would not have been possible without the ‘Incredibles’, the highly skilled and motivated 50,000-strong workforce that took just 29 months to design and build the world’s first widebody jet.

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