The Boeing 747 is one of the most recognisable aircraft in the history of commercial aviation. The first flight of the 747-100 original variant launched in 1966 and was Introduces on January 22 1970 with Pan American World Airways. Since then, Boeing has produced over 1,500 units, selling them to commercial airlines across the world. How much do you know about this iconic aircraft, you might be amazed to learn some of the following facts about it. 747-8I Delivery flight747-8I Delivery flight K65598 It was the First ‘Jumbo Jet’ While several wide-body aircraft is recognised as “jumbo jet,” the Boeing 747 was the first to receive this title. In 1970 at the time of its release, it was the largest wide-body jet on the market inspiring aviation specialists to start calling it a “jumbo jet.” S Over 3 Billion Passengers Have Flown In a 747 The 747 is known as one of the most popular commercial jets of all time. According to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the 747 has flown over 3.5 billion passengers since its release in 1970. That is an extraordinary feat on its own. NASA use them for their space shuttle missions While commercial airlines have been the Boeing primary customers, NASA has used the 747. NASA purchased two modified Boeing 747s for space shuttle missions at the End of the 1970s. NASA used the modified 747s to transport its space shuttles. The space shuttle was located piggyback style atop the modified 747. 241 kilometres or 150 miles of Wiring To say the 747 has a lot of electrical wiring would be an understatement. Like all aeroplanes, the 747 features a complicated electrical arrangement consisting of wiring and various [...]
Flightbuddy - Interesting facts about aviation Aerial View of Everett Boeing; View from South to North; includes 777X Wing Building; Puget Sound; Sunny Day; Blue Skies; K66575 That's right, Boeing's Everett Factory was named by The Book of Guinness World Records as the largest building on the planet. Its volume exceeds that of any other building, at over 13,000,000 cubic metres. It's so big it even has its own weather system!
Flightbuddy - Interesting facts about aviation It's scientifically proven that you lose around 4% of your body water when you fly for 10 or more hours! Women lose an average of 1.6 litres of water, and men 2 litres. This is a result of the cabin's lack of humidity (it's drier than the Sahara desert!) and oxygen-thin air. So remember to drink lots of water when flying!
Aer Lingus Irelands flag carrier has published plans to reopen two US routes from its Dublin hub over the next month.
Flights will restart on November 14 to Newark, with four cycles per week growing daily from December 1. Aer Lingus Irelands flag carrier has published plans to reopen two US routes from its Dublin hub over the next month. Flights will restart on November 14 to Newark, with four cycles per week growing daily from December 1. This will be followed by a thrice-weekly service to Orlando from November 27. Commenting on the news Susanne Carberry, chief customer officer at Aer Lingus, said: “We are delighted to announce a significant restart to a number of our favourite routes in North America and Europe, and reconnecting friends, families and businesses once again. “We are also excited to be able to connect Irish customers with European cities of Prague, Geneva, Zurich, Frankfurt, destinations which are particularly popular in Winter for their Christmas markets, and the upcoming Ski season, and our customers from Knock into London Gatwick for Christmas. “Safety remains our priority at Aer Lingus and we continue to implement measures such as mask requirements and additional cleaning, as has been in practice across the airline for the past year. “We are also committed to making the flight experience as comfortable as possible and customers can enjoy our in-flight food, drink and entertainment services on board.” aerlingus.com