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Meet The King Of The Skies:The Ultimate Jumbo Jet Boeing 747

Meet Boeing 747, one of the biggest aircrafts in the world. This enormous bird is mostly used in long haul flights. It’s design is highly recognizable, with the second floor forming a hump. The aviation industry demanded a new and sophisticated aircraft that will be big enough to have many passengers onboard and also serve as cargo plane. And that’s how this jumbo jet was born. For now  the 747 has been involved in 132 accidents.

 

The Boeing 747 is an American made wide-body aircraft. It is used as a jet airliner and cargo aircraft. "Boeing commercial airplanes" produced this big boy to meet the needs of air travel, that were increasing in the 1960s. On January 15, 1970, this aircraft was featured on Pan Am's New York–London route. It had it's first flight on February 9, 1969.

The Boeing 747 is a large, wide-body airliner with four wing-mounted engines.Wide body means it had two aisles in aircraft cabin.
It's wings have a sweep angle that provides a fast and efficient cruise. The upper deck was mostly designed for first class, but it is also helpful if the plane is used for cargo. Seating capacity is more than 366 with a 3–4–3 seat arrangement in economy class and a 2–3–2 arrangement in first class.

This plane has four main landing gears with four wheels each, which provide a good spread of support on the ground for landing, and also safety in case of tire blow-outs.

This massive jumbo jet has overall length of 76.3 m. It's height reaches 19.4m. It looks enormous compared to the 737, or any other smaller aircraft.

The original 747 design had the upper deck running the entire length of the fuselage, but because the plane couldn't safely be evacuated in the FAA mandated 90 seconds, the idea was thrown out.

This big boy costs about 370 milion $. It is such a complex machine and they have put a lot of effort in the production.

There are 365 switches, dials, and lights in the incredibly confusing cockpit. These all help the pilots to guide their big bird safely through the skies.

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