Daily Archives: August 31, 2016

In memoriam: Joe Sutter, father of the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet (1921-2016)

Joe Sutter, Chief Engineer of the 747 program. Boeing image.

Yesterday, August 30, 2016, the world lost Joseph F. “Joe” Sutter, the legendary chief engineer and designer of the iconic Boeing 747, at the age of 95. Best known world-wide as the Jumbo jet or as the Queen of the skies, the 747 is probably the most recognisable aircraft in the world. Sutter, born on March 21, 1921 and given …

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