Joe Sutter, who was dubbed “Father of the 747” by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, has died at age 95. As the former chief engineer of Boeing’s 747, Sutter is credited with leading the birth of the first widebody airliner, which ushered in the globe-shrinking age of mass air travel.  Born on March 21, 1921, Sutter was the son of a first generation Slovenian immigrant working in the Seattle meat packing industry.  Fascinated by aviation as a boy, ...

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