Airline Expansion and Innovation (1927 - 1941)

Boeing 247-D

The world's first modern airliner, the Boeing 247 revolutionized air transportation when it entered service with United Air Lines in 1933. The airplane is displayed with its racing numeral, NR 257Y, and its commercial registration, NC 13369.
Transferred from the Civil Aeronautics Authority

Image number 80-2096
Credit: Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

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