Air Transport World

ATW through the years.(historic moments in Air Transport World)

39 years ago in ATW: Latest sales pitches by Boeing and Douglas involve "stretched" models of the big versions of the 707 nod DC-8 with passenger capacities of about 200 and grass weights on the order of 338,000 lb. They would be slanted at international and US transcontinental nonstop services.--July 1964

30 year ago: Question of the two-versus three-on crew on twinjets has been raised by IFALPA but not by the US Air Line Pilots Assn. Main thrust behind the IFALPA interest is a proposal by Sterling Airways, the Danish charter airline, to fly the 345-seat A300B in charter services with a two-man crew!.--July 1973

20 years ago: E.T. the Extra Terrestrial now can phone home from a Singapore Airlines 747. …

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