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Must-Know Boeing 747 Statistics [Recent Analysis]

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"Over 1,500 Boeing 747 aircraft have been produced since 1968."

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"The wingspan of a Boeing 747 is 211 feet and 5 inches (64.44 meters)."

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"The Boeing 747 can carry up to 660 passengers in its most high-density configuration."

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"The maximum range of a Boeing 747-8 is 7,730 nautical miles (14,320 kilometers)."

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"The length of a Boeing 747-8 is 250 feet and 2 inches (76.25 meters)."

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"The upper deck of the Boeing 747 was initially meant for lounges or extra seating, not a full passenger section."

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"The last passenger variant of Boeing 747 was rolled out in February 2020."

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"The Boeing 747 was, for a while, the world’s most popular cargo plane, carrying approximately half of the world’s air cargo."

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"NASA’s Space Shuttle used a modified Boeing 747 known as the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) for transportation."

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"The “hump” on the Boeing 747 was designed to facilitate cargo loading on the main deck."

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"The Boeing 747 uses approximately one gallon of fuel per second, or around 36,000 gallons (136,000 liters) for a 10-hour flight."

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"The Boeing 747 can fly at a cruising speed of around 570 miles per hour (Mach 0.86)."

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"The Boeing 747 has been involved in 61 airplane crashes up to 2021."

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"The total engine thrust of a Boeing 747 is approximately 63,300 pounds-force (281.6 kN) per engine."

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"Over 3.5 billion people, or half of the world’s population, have flown on a Boeing 747 at some point in their lives."

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"The landing gear of a Boeing 747 has 16 wheels, with four main landing gear sets and one nose gear set."

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