Fact Sheet Boeing Commercial Airplanes

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Fact Sheet

Boeing Commercial Airplanes

P.O. Box 3707 MC 03-XW

Seattle, Washington 98124-2207



  • The total electrical capacity of a 747-8 can power up to 480,000 thirty-two inch flat screen televisions.

  • The 747-8 is able to travel the length of three FIFA football fields in one second.

  • The 747-8 is able to travel the length of a standard 42.195 km marathon in 2.5 minutes.

  • The 747-8 tail height is 63 ft 6 in (19.5 m), equivalent to a six-story building.

  • The 747-8 is the longest commercial aircraft 250 ft 2 in (76.3 m).


  • One 747-8 wing would accommodate the total living space (total floor area) of four, 3 bedroom/2 bathroom single residence homes (at 1,375 square feet each).

  • 747-8 wingspan is as wide as two 737-700’s end-to-end.


  • Engine thrust has grown from 43,500 pounds per engine on the early 747s to as much as 747-8 GENx-B2 engines are rated @ 66,500 pounds per engine.

  • The engine fan diameter of the 747-8 GENx is nearly the fuselage diameter of a B-29 bomber fuselage.

  • One 747-8 GEnx-2B engine has approximately the same take-off thrust as all (8) engines together on the original B-52 bomber (PW YJ57-3).



  • The 747-8 range is approximately 7,790 nautical miles (14,430 km).

  • Maximum takeoff weight is almost one million pounds.


  • There are 14 stairs in the stairwell to the upper deck.

  • Just the upper deck of a 747-8 Intercontinental has the same square area as a 737-700, while retaining the same passenger experience as a Boeing Business Jet.

747 Fleet

  • The 747 fleet has logged more than 42 billion nautical miles (77.8 billion kilometers), equivalent to 101,500 trips from the Earth to the moon and back.

  • The 747 fleet has flown more than 5.6 billion people — the equivalent of 80 percent of the world’s population*.

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Contact: 747 Communications, 425-879-6077

April 2013

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