Jumbo: The Plane That Changed The World

BY ARROW MEDIA
RELEASED: 2001
RUNTIME: 1X60 min
1X120 min
KEY PERSONNEL: Tom Brisley
BROADCASTER: BBC Two, Discovery Canada, Smithsonian Channel
DISTRIBUTOR: TCB Media
CATEGORY: History, Science

The 747 was a game changer; the jet that gave us cheap air travel.

This first wide-body airliner was a billion dollar gamble that took technology to the limits - and nearly destroyed the Boeing Company. This is the remarkable story of the most recognisable hump in the sky – the Jumbo.