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Civil Aviation in 1960

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"Pinwheel" passenger loading ramps at San Francisco International Airport. Telescoping corridors contect the terminal to the entrances of DC-8 airliners. As of the end of 1960 similar ramps were being built at New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle.

A Boeing 707-120B turbofan-powered jet airliner making its maiden flight on June 22, 1960.

A Boeing 707 leaving New York International Airport in October 1960 en route to Pakistan, where, under a Pan American World Airways lease, it was to be flown by the Pakistani International Airlines.

A Convair 880 jet airliner being placed in service by Delta Air Lines in May 1960.

A passenger waiting room of the new air terminal opened at Ottawa, Canada, on June 30, 1960.

The control tower built by the Port Authority of New York City for the Newark, New Jersey, airport, which was dedicated on January 18, 1960.

Opened unofficially on May 24, the overhanging roof of the $12 million Pan American World Airways terminal at New York International Airport was designed to protect both passengers and planes from the weather.
Pan American World Airways terminal

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