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"Juan Terry Trippe (June 27, 1899 – April 3, 1981) was an American commercial aviation pioneer, entrepreneur and the founder of Pan American World Airways, one of the iconic airlines of the twentieth century. He was instrumental in numerous revolutionary advances in airline history, including the development and production of the Boeing 314 Clipper, which opened trans-Pacific airline travel, the Boeing Stratocruiser which helped to pioneer the pressurized cabin, the Boeing 707 which launched the jet age, and the Boeing 747 which introduced the era of jumbo jets (evolved from Air Force bombers, tanker and transport design, respectively). Trippe's signing of the 747 contract coincided with the 50th anniversary of Boeing, and he gave a speech where he explained his belief that these jets would be a force that would help bring about world peace." (from Wikipedia)


Lifespan: 1899-1981
Clippings: 1941-1981
German National Library: http://d-nb.info/gnd/120572591
Wikidata: http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q8677
DBpedia: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Juan_Trippe
VIAF: http://viaf.org/viaf/62382382

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