Joe Sutter

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Joe Sutter
Joe Sutter, Nova Gorica, June 2006.jpg
Joe Sutter in 2006
BornMarch 21, 1921
DiedAugust 30, 2016(2016-08-30) (aged 95)
Bremerton, Washington, U.S.
Cause of deathPneumonia
EducationAeronautical engineering
Alma materUniversity of Washington, B.S. 1943
EmployerBoeing Commercial Airplanes
Known forChief engineer for the development of the Boeing 747
Notable work
747: Creating the World's First Jumbo Jet and Other Adventures from a Life in Aviation
Spouse(s)Nancy French[1]
Children3
AwardsUnited States Medal of Technology (1985)
Daniel Guggenheim Medal (1990)
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Aircraft Award
Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy[2]

Joseph Frederick Sutter (March 21, 1921 – August 30, 2016) was an American engineer for the Boeing Airplane Company and manager of the design team for the Boeing 747 under Malcolm T. Stamper.[3] Smithsonian Air and Space Magazine has described Sutter as the "father of the 747".[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Joe Sutter (2006). 747: Creating the World's First Jumbo Jet and Other Adventures from a Life in Aviation. HarperCollins. ISBN 0060882417.
  2. "Part Two: Sutter's Idea Revolutionized Air Travel". University of Washington. June 2001. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
  3. John B. Saul (June 9, 2006). "An aviation pioneer's grounded memoir". The Seattle Times. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
  4. Bettina Chavanne, "The 'Father of the 747'". Air&Space Smithsonian. January 2007.