Without question, the Boeing 747 has changed the face of commercial air travel almost beyond measure. Since its entry into service in 1970, well over 1,000 have been built in a succession of more capable variants. Today, the Boeing 747 remains the mainstay of the world's long-haul airlines and it can be credited with opening up low-cost air travel to millions of people during the past 32 years. The Airliner World Book of the Boeing 747 includes details, specifications, line drawings and operators lists for every variant of the famous Jumbo Jet. Lavishly illustrated with over 200 colour photographs, it tells the story of one of the most remarkable airliners ever built.