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Inside the Boeing 747-128 F-BPVJ
The Boeing 747, which entered service in 1970, was the first wide-body aircraft on the civil market. It marked the beginning of mass transportation, whereas the air travel market was then reserved for a small elite. The Boeing 747-128 F-BPVJ entered service in 1972. The aircraft was first leased (1973) and then purchased (1981) by Air France. In February 2000, the Boeing 747-128 F-BPVJ made its last trip from Beirut to Roissy and back to Le Bourget, after 97,271 flight hours. With part of its forward cabin removed, the aircraft is open to visitors to the Air and Space Museum, who can appreciate the complexity of the Jumbo’s layout.
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