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Post World War II - Present


377 Stratocruiser  Developed from B-29  First airliner post WWII  First flight: 1947  Launch customer: Pan

Am (Pan American World Airways)  56 built


367-80 “Dash 80”  Developed 1952-54  Built as a

demonstrator/prototype without a customer


707  Derived from Dash 80  First flight: 1957  Launch customer: Pan

Am  1010 built  First commercially succesful jetliner


727  First flight: 1963  Launch Customer:

Eastern Airlines  1832 built


737  First flight: 1967  Launch Customer:

Lufthansa  “Classic” -300,-400,-500: introduced 1984  Next Generation -600,700, -800, -900 introduced 1997  7865 built as of December 31, 2013


747  First flight: 1969  Launch customer: Pan-

Am  747-400, most popular variant, introduced 1988  Launch customer: Northwest Airlines  1482 built as of December 2013


757  First flight: 1982  Launch customer:

Eastern Airlines  1050 built


767  First flight: 1981  Launch Customer:

United Airlines  1061 built through December 2013  Boeing’s first wide body twinjet


777  First flight: 1994  Launch customer:

United Airlines  1163 built through December 2013  First plane designed entirely by computer


787  First flight: 2009  Launch customer: All

Nippon Airways  Built from primarily from composite plastics rather than aluminium


Boeing commercial airliners