What Is the Speed Range of a 747?


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The speed range of a 747 is 640 miles per hour to 660 miles per hour.The jet is 232 feet long, has a wingspan of 196 feet and weighs 710,000 pounds. It has a range of 6,000 miles and a ceiling of 45,000 feet.

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Pan Am was the first commercial airline to fly the jet in 1970. Its engines were revolutionary. They were more powerful, fuel efficient and quieter than any commercial jet engine that came before it. With its two-aisle, 10-across layout, the 747 was the world’s first wide-body airplane. It accommodates up to 490 passengers and 33 attendants.

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