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Early on in the design and development of the aircraft the function of the upper deck changed throughout the early life. Windows are high stress areas and if they can be avoided they typically are. Juan Trippe was a major figure in pushing the 747 into production but during the SST race it was his view that the 747 would largely be a freighter holding the ...


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I will assume that you have conflated "orders for 747s" with "airlines operating 747s", and you are actually asking if any airline has a passenger 747 on order with Boeing. Per Boeing's Order & Deliveries page, there are no unfulfilled 747-8 (the passenger variant) orders. You can generate the report by going to http://www.boeing.com/commercial/#/...


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No, it seems the twin engine long range jets are filling that role sufficiently.


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Another striking West Coast location was a massive, painstakingly-disassembled and dressed 747 jetliner sprawled out over a small hill on the Universal Studios backlot. "You walk outside, and it's almost your worst nightmare of what really could happen," says Rick Carter. "A plane lands in your neighborhood, and just decimates everything." The ...


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