The Boeing 747, often referred to by the nickname "Jumbo Jet", is among the world's most recognizable aircraft, and was the first wide-body commercial airliner ever produced. The 747's hump created by the upper deck allows for a front cargo door on freighter versions, and serves as additional seating in most versions.
The name was originally "QANTAS", an acronym for "Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services". Nicknamed "The Flying Kangaroo", the airline is based in Sydney, and is Australia's largest airline. In 1967, the airline placed orders for the Boeing 747. This aircraft could seat up to 350 passengers.
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