SEABOARD'S 747 CONTAINERSHIP EXHIBITED AT PARIS AIR SHOW - JUNE 3, 1975
During its one-day stay at the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport,
the Seaboard Containership was the dominating feature of the static display
area. Parked next to (and dwarfing) the Russian supersonic transport
aircraft, the Containership drew over 500 invited shippers, VIP's and jour-
nalists to see the various displays set up inside the aircraft. Opened to
the public in mid- afternoon, about 800 persons filed through to view the
The displays were designed to illustrate both the aircraft's cargo-
carrying capabilities and Seaboard's unique intermodal Air/Truck Container
system. Among the items exhibited were 20-foot long containers (one in
garment-hanging configuration), a 40-foot long pallet, a 10-foot long
container, igloos and jet barns.
Mr. John H. Mahoney, Seaboard's Senior Vice President - Sales, spoke at
a Boeing-sponsored press conference at the Show, giving details of the air-
craft's capabilities, load factors achieved, and operation of the Air/Truck
Container system. He said "Seaboard proudly calls its 747 freighter the
Containership of the Air, referring to its intermodal capability. However,
it would be equally correct if we termed it the Workhorse of the Air."
The Paris Air Show is a biennial trade show at which aircraft and
aerospace manufacturers exhibit their products to prospective purchasers.
The Seaboard Containership's appearance at the Show was arranged in coopera-
tion with the Boeing Commercial Airplane Company, builder of the giant air-
craft. Boeing had selected Seaboard's aircraft as the best example of its
skill and expertise in the manufacture of large air transport planes.