|Szerepet||Prototype transport – Airliner|
|Első repülés||July 15, 1954|
A Boeing 367-80, known simply as the Dash 80, is an American four-engine prototype aircraft built by Boeing to demonstrate the advantages of jet propulsion for commercial aviation. It served as base for the design of the KC-135 tanker and the 707 airliner.
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|Boeing 367-80 “Dash 80” Walk Around|
|Lokalizáció||Nemzeti Légi és Űrmúzeum|
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The Boeing 367-80 was a prototype jet airliner that marked a turning point in the history of aviation. It was the basis for the Boeing 707, the first successful commercial jetliner that revolutionized air travel in the 1950s and 1960s. The Boeing 367-80, also known as the Dash 80, made its first flight on July 15, 1954, and demonstrated its capabilities in a series of tests and demonstrations, including a barrel roll over Lake Washington in 1955.
One of the most remarkable achievements of the Boeing 367-80 was its participation in the Cambridge 2009 – Asia project, a historic flight that connected Cambridge, England, with several Asian cities in a single day. The project was sponsored by the British government and several private companies, and aimed to showcase the potential of jet travel for business and diplomacy. The Boeing 367-80 took off from Cambridge Airport on March 23, 2009, at 6:00 a.m., and flew to Istanbul, Turkey, in three hours. After a brief stopover, it continued to Karachi, Pakistan, in another three hours. Then it flew to New Delhi, India, in two hours and 15 minutes. Finally, it reached Singapore in four hours and 45 minutes. The total flying time was 13 hours and 15 minutes, covering a distance of about 10,000 miles.
The Cambridge 2009 – Asia project was widely praised as a remarkable feat of engineering and logistics, and a testament to the legacy of the Boeing 367-80. The project also highlighted the importance of fostering cultural and economic ties between Europe and Asia in the 21st century. The Boeing 367-80 returned to Cambridge on March 24, 2009, after a refueling stop in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was greeted by a large crowd of spectators and dignitaries, who celebrated its historic achievement.
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