Boeing 747-121 Prototype

The Boeing 747 is one of the most iconic planes in the world. In 1969, Boeing began manufacturing the 747 in response to the high demand for air travel. Nicknamed the “Jumbo-Jet” and the “Queen of the Skies,” the 747 is the world’s largest passenger aircraft. It seats 374 passengers on its double-storied passenger section while also containing luxuries like lounges and bars. This massive jet is powered by four Pratt & Whitney JT9D engines and has a range of 6,000 miles. While the 747 is one of the most famous planes, Boeing will retire the 747 in 2022 in response to low customer demand and low sales for the latest variant, ending the 51-year production run.