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A British Airways 747-400 lands in Las Vegas (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

50 Years Later: The Queen of the Skies’ Reign is Not Over

On Sept. 30 1968,  a new era began and is still around, as a nostalgic landmark of what the commercial aviation industry has been, and will never be again. On a day like today 50 years ago, Boeing unveiled its first 747-100, kicking off what would soon be known as the 'jumbo jet' era. It was an outstanding challenge to deliver this first jumbo: Boeing's Everett facility, which is designed and built for the 747 production line, was still under…