The jet age for Pan American
began on October 13th 1955, when Juan T. Trippe ordered 45 new jet airliners.
He put 25 orders to Douglas for their DC-8-32 and even 20 to Boeing on
the 707. It was the begin of a new time line and Pan Am made the step into
it. In the late 50' only few airlines are interessted in serving any jets
on their routs. But Trippe thought aheat and all the other airlines were
surprised by the succesess of Pan Am with their 707s.
But Pan American got the lead until 1991!
|Type||Boeing B 707-120|
|Engines||4 Pratt & Withney JT3C-6 (13,500hp each)|
|Max gross take off weight||124 tons|
|Range||3000 statute miles|
|Lenght, Span, Height||145ft, 131ft, 39ft|