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Boeing 747 designer Sutter dies at 95

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Boeing engineer and aircraft designer Joe Sutter, who achieved aviation icon status as the “Father of the 747”, died on 30 August. He was 95.


Known principally for ushering the West’s first widebody airliner into service in 1970 barely four years after programme launch despite severe technical, supplier and production obstacles, Sutter also played pivotal roles in multiple Boeing aircraft programmes spanning seven decades.


“Joe lived an amazing life and was an inspiration – not just to those of us at Boeing, but to the entire aerospace industry,” Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive Ray Conner wrote to employees.



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In memoriam of Joe Sutter, who led the engineering team that developed the iconic Boeing 747, Airways brings back a story written by Jason Rabinowitz on November 19, 2013, in which German carrier Lufthansa, a major 747 operator, gave Sutter a lifetime achievement award, recognizing his legacy in the industry.

 

https://airwaysmag.com/airchive/lufthansa-awards-joe-sutter-lifetime-achievement-award/

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He was a precious person who written his name as "golden letters" on aviation history. Rest in peace

 

 

p.s KS Ong, I borrowed your picture on my forum page with under your credits information.

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