• Short Summary

    IN RENTON, WASHINGTON, AT THE BOEING AIRPLANE COMPANY'S TRANSPORT DIVISION, THE FIRST PRODUCTION MODEL OF THE BOEING SEVEN OH SEVEN JET STRATOLINER, WORLD'S LARGEST AND FASTEST JET TRANSPORT, WAS COMPLETED ON SCHEDULE........
    ......

  • Description

    1.
    MS Inside Factory


    2.
    MS Hooking Tow Bar


    3.
    LS 707


    4.
    MS 707


    5.
    MS Nose Wheel


    6.
    LS from low angle -- 707


    7.
    MS from low angle -- 707


    8.
    LS from high angle -- 707


    9.
    MS 707 left front 3/4 view


    10.
    CU windows


    11.
    LS of second production model, Pan to first 707


    12.
    MS of William M. Allen, Boeing president.


    13.
    LS men in front of jet engine


    14.
    CU of men in scene 13


    15.
    MS Pan American stewardesses


    16.
    MS stewardesses


    17.
    CU stewardesses


    18.
    CU stewardesses


    19.
    MLS of engine and tail fin in background.


    20.
    LS from right front 3/4 view of 707




    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IN RENTON, WASHINGTON, AT THE BOEING AIRPLANE COMPANY'S TRANSPORT DIVISION, THE FIRST PRODUCTION MODEL OF THE BOEING SEVEN OH SEVEN JET STRATOLINER, WORLD'S LARGEST AND FASTEST JET TRANSPORT, WAS COMPLETED ON SCHEDULE........
    ......AND ROLLED FROM THE FACTORY OCTOBER 28th.

    THE BOEING SEVEN OH SEVEN, NOW ON ORDER BY THIRTEEN WORLD AIR LINES, INCLUDING B.O.A.C. IS AN ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT OF THE SEVEN OH SEVEN PROTOTYPE DESIGNED AND BUILT BY BOEING AT A COST OF SIXTEEN MILLION DOLLARS. THE PROTOTYPE, FLYING SINCE JULY NINETEEN FIFTY FOUR, HAS LOGGED NEARLY EIGHT HUNDRED TEST FLIGHT HOURS.

    THIS SLEEK GIANT WILL FLY SIX HUNDRED MILES PER HOUR AND CRUISE AT ALTITUDES FROM TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND TO FORTY THOUSAND FEET.

    AFTER EXTERIOR PAINTING AND RADAR INSTALLATION, A COMPLETE INSTRUMENT AND ENGINE CHECK WILL BE MADE PRIOR TO THE FIRST FLIGHT IN DECEMBER.

    THE SECOND PRODUCTION MODEL SEVEN OH SEVEN WILL SOON FOLLOW NUMBER ONE OUT THE DOOR. BOTH AIRPLANES WILL BE DELIVERED TO PAN AMERICAN WORLD AIRWAYS AFTER COMPLETION OF BOEING AND GOVERNMENT TESTS.

    BOEING PRESIDENT WILLIAM M. ALIEN AND OFFICIALS OF THE TRANSPORT DIVISION WERE ON HAND TO WITNESS THE ROLLOUT OF THE FIRST COMMERCIAL JET TRANSPORT IN AMERICA. PAN AMERICA AIR LINE STEWARDESSES, WHO WILL BE THE FIRST TO HOST JET FLIGHTS IN NINETEEN FIFTY NINE IN BOEING SEVEN OH SEVENS, WERE IMPRESSED WITH THE JET ENGINES WHICH WILL POWER SMOOTH, QUIET FLIGHTS.

    THIS SEVEN OH SEVEN AND ITS NUMEROUS SISTER SHIPS WILL PIONEER AROUND THE WORLD JET TRAVEL AND CUT EXISTING SCHEDULED FLIGHT TIMES VIRTUALLY IN HALF. CARRYING FROM EIGHTY TO ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY PASSENGERS, SEVEN OH SEVENS WILL FLY FROM NEW YORK TO LONDON IN 6 HOURS 25 MINUTES. BOEING SEVEN OH SEVEN -- A NEW STANDARD FOR AIR TRAVEL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5H20HYZVJJIKMN2A9P4UAVSJO
    Media URN:
    VLVA5H20HYZVJJIKMN2A9P4UAVSJO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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