Mike Burns reports on Aer Lingus's first Boeing 707 jet on 13 June 1964.
Mike Burns reports on Aer Lingus's first Boeing 707 jet on 13 June 1964. The giant aircraft cost over £3 million and has a greater capacity than the other Boeings already in operation by the airline. Aer Lingus will now be able to carry an extra 15,000 passengers a year along the North Atlantic Route.
The report shows the new Boeing landing at the airport and cruising along the runway. Captain Pete Little took it out for a test flight of over 4,500 miles today in smooth weather. It is expected to be ready for service in nine days.