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KING FAHD’S PRIVATE AIRPLANE

 

In 1979 Boeing was completing the first privately owned 747 for the King of Saudi Arabia. The fact that it was being built was even shrouded in secrecy.
So the airplane and its design had a very cloak and dagger aspect.  As the plane was in its final outfitting phase, Romm and his design team were called upon to provide design ideas, including security installations, operating under conditions of strictest confidentiality 

 

Romm and his team were closeted in a suite at London’s International Hotel where for three days a range of concepts were produced.  At the conclusion of the ‘charette’ all sketches and written documents were passed over to the King’s representatives and those that were unused were destroyed while the remainder were implemented, but the details were never published.  Confidentiality was of the utmost import.

747 Boeing Jet (Configuration of King Fah'd Jet )
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