Joe Sutter, Father of Boeing’s 747 Jumbo Jet, Dies at 95

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  • ‘He dearly, dearly loved that airplane,’ former CEO says

Boeing 747 engineer Joe Sutter interviewed in 2012.

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Joe Sutter, the Boeing Co. engineer who ushered in the modern era of long-range travel by spearheading the 747 jumbo jet in the 1960s, has died. He was 95.

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