Boeing 707 : A Fast Story
Highlights from the Boeing 707 A Fast Story permanent exhibit
Pan American World Airways Boeing 707
Brings the British Invasion, London to New York (JFK)
February 7, 1964
Images, Pan Am Museum archives, Phillip Keene Collection
Throughout the 1960s, Pan American World Airways (Pan Am Cargo) was the largest cargo carrier in the world.
Pictured is the state-of-the-art cargo hangar at JFK Airport. At a cost of $8.5 million, Hangar 67 featured an IBM system for moving pallets on and off aircraft and around the building, reducing ground handling time by 80%. The facility opened in 1966, and it allowed the loading or unloading of a cargo jet within twenty minutes and could handle three jets simultaneously. This Pan Am cargo hangar remained in service until the company shut down in 1991. It can still be seen from the Van Wyck Expressway on approach to the JFK passenger terminals.