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I found these on the Boeing website!Boeing 747: * A 747-400 has six million parts, half of which are fasteners. * A 747-400 has 171 miles (274 km) of wiring and 5 miles (8 km) of tubing. * A 747-400 consists of 147,000 pounds (66,150 kg) of high-strength aluminum. * The 747-400 has 16 main landing gear tires and two nose landing gear tires. * The 747-400 tail height is 63 feet 8 inches (19.4 m), equivalent to a six-story building. * The 747-400 wing weighs 95,000 pounds (43,090 kg), more than 30 times the weight of the first Boeing airplane, the 1916 B&W. * The 747-400 wing measures 5,600 square feet (524.9 m 2 ), an area large enough to hold 45 medium-sized automobiles. * Four World War I vintage JN4-D "Jenny" airplanes could be lined up on each of the Boeing 747 wings. * How much weight does an additional 6-foot (1.8-m) wingtip extension and winglet add to the 747-400 wing? None! A weight savings of approximately 5,000 pounds (2,270 kg) was achieved in the wing by using new aluminum alloys, which offset the weight increase of the wing tip extension and winglet. * Engine thrust has grown from 43,500 pounds (19,730 kg) per engine on the early 747s to as much as 63,300 pounds (28,710 kg) on the current model. * The diameter of the 747 engine cowling is 8 feet 6 inches (2.6 m). * The 747-400ER can carry more than 63,500 gallons of fuel (240,370 L), making it possible to fly extremely long routes, such as Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia. * Complaining about inefficient cars? A 747-400 that flies 3,500 statute miles (5,630 km) and carries 126,000 pounds (56,700 kg) of fuel will consume an average of five gallons (19 L) per mile. * The 747-400 carries 3,300 gallons (12,490 L) of fuel in the horizontal (tail) stabilizer, allowing it to fly an additional 350 nautical miles. * At 31,285 cubic feet (876 cubic meters), the 747-400 has the largest passenger interior volume of any commercial airliner, which is equivalent to more than three houses each measuring 1,500 square feet (135 square meters). * The 747-400 has a redesigned "flexible" cabin interior that allows airlines to rearrange seats and class configuration overnight (in eight hours). They also permit 48-hour conversion times for changes in galley and lavatory locations. * Airline cargo handlers use the 747-400's lower-lobe cargo handling system to load or unload more than 65,000 pounds (30,000 kg) of cargo - the equivalent of 625 pieces of luggage combined with 20 tons of revenue freight - in less than 15 minutes. * The Wright Brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C., could have been performed within the 150-foot (45-m) economy section of a 747-400. * There are 365 lights, gauges and switches in the new-technology 747-400 flight deck, reduced from 971 on earlier 747 models.Boeing 757: * The 757 has carried more than 1.3 billion passengers, more than four times the population of the United States and Canada combined. * In 18 years of operation, the 757 fleet has flown the equivalent of nearly 25,000 roundtrips between the Earth and the Moon. * The 757 fleet has produced over 24 million hours of service for its operators, equivalent to about 2,750 years of continuous service. * The 757 Freighter can hold over 6 million golf balls. * At 255,000 pounds (115,660 kilograms), the 757 weighs as much as a diesel train locomotive. * The surface area of a pair of 757 wings is 1,951 square feet (181 square meters), about the same as the floor space of a three-bedroom house in the U.S. * There are about 626,000 parts in a 757. About 600,000 bolts and rivets fasten those parts together. The length of all wires in the twinjet is about 60 miles (100 kilometers). * Airlines fly the versatile 757 on a wide variety of routes. The twinjet is used to serve city pairs as far as 4,281 statute miles (6,890 kilometers) and as close as 65 statute miles (105 kilometers). * The common 757/767 cockpit type-rating permits flight crews trained on the 757 to also fly the 767. * Of the company's (year-end 2000) unfilled announced orders for 1,612 commercial jets , 4.9 percent (79) are for 757 twinjets.Boeing 767: * The 767 is the first widebody jetliner to be stretched twice. The 767-300ER is 10 feet (3.1 m) longer than the 767-200ER; and the new 767-400ER is 11 feet (3.4 m) longer than the 767-300. * The first 767 entered service in Sept. 8, 1982, since then 767 have flown more than 7.7 million flights, and carried millions of passengers. * The air flowing through a 767-400ER engine at takeoff power could inflate the Goodyear Blimp in seven seconds. * It takes about 60 gallons (227 l) of fuel per passenger to get from New York to London on board a 767-400ER. The same volume of gasoline would propel an economy car about half of that distance. * The 767 is the favorite airplane on Atlantic routes; it flies across the Atlantic more frequently than any other airplane. * The 767-400ER flight deck instrument panel has 82 percent fewer parts than other 767s. By using cast parts, the part count was reduced to 53 from 296. Production hours plummeted to 20 hours from 180 hours. * If GE CF6-80C2B8F engines were attached to a typical automobile, at takeoff power the car would accelerate from zero to 60 mph (96.5 kph) in less than half a second. * There are 3.1 million parts in a 767 provided by more than 800 suppliers. * The 767 is capable of cruising at altitudes up to 43,000 feet (13,106 m) * The 767-300ER and 767-400ER hold 23,980 gallons (90,770 l) of fuel - enough to fill 1,200 minivans. It takes only 28 minutes to fill the airplane. * The noise level of a 767 taking off from a 1.5 mile (3,000 m) runway is about the same as the average street corner traffic noise. * There are 90 miles (145 km) of electrical wiring in a 767-200ER, 117 miles (188 km) in a 767-300ER and 125 miles (201 km) in a 767-400ER.Boeing 777: * The first 777 entered service on June 7, 1995. Since then 777s have flown more than two million flights. * My own fact: not one sheet of paper was used to make the Boeing 777. It was all computerized. I'm serious! * There are 3 million parts in a 777 provided by more than 900 suppliers from 17 countries around the world. * In 2004, the 777 reached 500 deliveries -- faster than any other twin-aisle commercial airplane in history. * On Feb. 15, 1996, the 777 was named winner of the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy by the U.S. National Aeronautic Association. The award honored the Boeing 777 as the top aeronautical achievement of 1995. * The 777 is capable of cruising at altitudes up to 43,100 feet. * Boeing engineers designed and electronically pre-assembled the 777 using computers. New laboratory facilities enabled the various airplane systems to be tested together as a single integrated entity in simulated flight conditions, before the first jetliner took to the air. * The 777's landing gear is the largest ever incorporated into a commercial jetliner. With six wheels on each main landing gear, and two wheels on the nose gear, it has an unmistakable footprint. * The Industrial Designer's Society of America presented its Industrial Design Excellence award in 1992 for the 777 passenger cabin, and in 1993 for the 777's flight-deck design. * On Nov. 9-10, 2005, a Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner set a new world record for distance traveled non-stop by a commercial jetliner. The 777-200LR set a record distance of 11,664 nautical miles (21,601 km) on a route traveling eastbound from Hong Kong to London (Heathrow). The flight lasted 22 hours and 42 minutes. The achievements was recognized by the U.S. National Aeronautics Association, The F

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