A typical Boeing 747-400 passenger jet burns between 5,633 and 5,772 pounds of jet fuel on takeoff. For Boeing 747-400 freighters, the amount increases to between 6,389 and 6,589 pounds.Continue Reading
The 747-8 passenger plane can carry up to 422,000 pounds of jet fuel, or 63,034 gallons. This allows the 747-8 to fly nonstop from Los Angeles, Calif. to Melbourne, Australia, and have a maximum range of 7,790 nautical miles per flight. Its maximum take-off weight is nearly one million pounds.
Fuel consumption has become a critical issue for airlines. Airlines spend around 40 percent of their operating costs on jet fuel, which has increased in price more than five times between 1990 and 2008.Learn more about Airplanes & Helicopters
The Airbus A380 is a plane that uses 2.9 liters (0.76 gallons) of fuel per passenger for every 100 kilometers (60 miles) that the plane travels.The A380 was revealed back in the year 2005 and it is one of the most popular jumbo jets in use today.Full Answer >
The Boeing 737-800 is a short-to-medium range airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The 737-800 is a twin engine propulsion airplane that features 162 seats in the two class version and 189 seats in the one class version.Full Answer >
The 707 was the first jet airliner manufactured by Boeing. It was produced from 1958 to 1979. The carrying capacity ranges from 140 to 189 passengers. The 707 is generally credited as the aircraft that ushered in the jet age and established Boeing as one of the largest manufacturers of passenger aircraft.Full Answer >
A Boeing 767-300 has an overall measurement of approximately 176 feet in length, with a height of 52 feet at the tail. The plane also has a total wing span of 156 feet, with a engine distance of 30 feet and 6 inches.Full Answer >