Aviation News Releases – Tuesday, July 20, 2010

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Legendary Boeing (NYSE: BA) aeronautical engineer Joe Sutter, credited with leading the development of the iconic 747 jetliner, won the inaugural Flightglobal Lifetime Achievement Award, Flight International magazine announced at the 2010 Farnborough International Airshow.

“Joe Sutter helped shrink our planet for tens of millions of ordinary travelers,” said Murdo Morrison, editor of Flight International. “More than 40 years on, the Boeing 747 remains a unique and radical design – unmistakable and beautiful, but most importantly, a highly efficient people and cargo mover.”

Sutter joined Boeing in 1946 as an aerodynamics specialist and worked on the Boeing 377, Dash-80, 707, 727 and 737. In 1965, he took on the role of chief project engineer of the new 747 program, which pioneered the twin-aisle widebody concept. He subsequently contributed to other Boeing jetliner development as well.

“The best airplane is merely the expression of human thinking and dreaming,” said Sutter. “People are always the story, and I’ve been truly fortunate to know and work with countless individuals whose creativity, energy and vision have helped create the ultra-reliable commercial airplanes and systems the world relies on today.”…

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Cargo

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Commercial

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Defense

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Executive

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Industry

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Navy

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Science

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Space

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Tourism

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