Franklin Proclaims Feb 9th "Boeing 747 Day" to Honor 50th Anniversary

Bonnie Johnson - Thursday, February 07, 2019
Franklin Proclaims Feb 9th "Boeing 747 Day" to Honor 50th Anniversary

During Mayor Franklin’s State of Everett address, Franklin touched on the milestone Boeing was approaching with the 50th Anniversary of the 747, which arrives this Saturday, February 9th.

Below is the press release from the City of Everett regarding the anniversary. If you’re interested in more articles relating to the history of aerospace in the area, check out our Jet City page.

The Boeing Company’s 747 airplane celebrates its 50thanniversary on Saturday, Feb. 9. Mayor Cassie Franklin will read a proclamation honoring the airplane – and the Boeing employees who build it – at tonight’s Everett City Council meeting.

The 747, also known as the “Queen of the Skies,” changed the way people traveled and the way airplanes were built, and helped establish Boeing’s strong presence in Everett. In order to produce the 747, the company built the world’s largest manufacturing building. Today, the Everett facility also produces the 767, 777, 787 and 777X, and employs about one-quarter of all Boeing workers.

“We have been and continue to be the proud home of the Boeing Company,” said Mayor Cassie Franklin. “Their employees are our residents and our students their future workforce. Like the 747 itself, Boeing is an important part of Everett’s history, and I’m proud to support their future growth here.”

Known as “the incredibles,” the original 747 employees have been credited with transforming the aviation industry, by designing, building and delivering the world’s first wide-body airplane despite incredible odds.

“The Boeing 747 had a giant impact on air travel, allowing more people to fly farther, faster, and more affordably than ever before,” said Mike Lombardi, Boeing historian. “It was the world’s first twin aisle airplane and its distinctive hump and enormous size make the 747 the most recognizable commercial airplane in history.”

Franklin proclaimed Feb. 9, 2019 as “Boeing 747 Day,” in recognition of the airplane and the Everett facility’s impact on Everett’s vitality and quality of life.

To view the official proclamation, click here.




Image courtesy of Boeing website. Content courtesy of City of Everett.


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