[ kuh n-vek-soh-pleyn ]
/ kənˈvɛk soʊˈpleɪn /
Why are planes named after numbers, like the 747? Is there a 947 or a 658?After World War II, one of the largest aircraft manufacturers, Boeing, turned its attention from designing military craft to building commercial planes, along with missiles and spaceships. (Unrelated fact: when Boeing was forced to spin off its passenger flight division, the newly-formed company became United Airlines. Back to the late 1940s: Model numbers were assigned to each division of aircraft (from the Boeing website:) “300s …
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