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Building The Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet

written by: esprit
 
When developed, the Boeing 747 was a quantum leap in capacity and capabilities, but building it was no easy task.

Question 1:


In the Spring of 1967, this city was 700 acres of rock and timber. In a little more than 6 months it would be transformed in a high-tech city. It was comissioned by a company, whose mission was simple - to build the biggest and fastest subsonic commercial jetliner ever constructed.
Walla Walla, Washington
Olympia, Washington
Everett, Washington
Greenbank, Washington

Question 2:


To build the 747, The Boeing Co. needed to design and construct a large number of tools. Approximately how many?
1 800
170 000
45 000
270 000

Question 3:


The Boeing 747 project was so big, that there were no buildings that could house it. Boeing constructed the largest building in the world for this purpose.
False
True

Question 4:


The total assembly of the Boeing 747 would require how many individually numbered and catalogued parts?
500 000
4 000 000
300 000
5 000 000

Question 5:


The Boeing 747 project was bankrolled by the President of an airline company, when in 1965 a downpayment of $250,000,000 was made. Which was the airline company?
United
Delta
Pan American
American Airlines

Question 6:


"The incredibles" was a term used during the production of 747 referring to what?
The airlines which put downpayments and helped jumpstart the project
The rugged team of workers
The 'significant others' of the workers
The 20 000 contractors helping Boeing

Question 7:


The first 747 was due to roll out of the production line in which year?
1970
1972
1971
1969

Question 8:


The 747 was the second airplane designed with a cockpit above the deck.
True
False

Question 9:


The tail assembly of 747 stands the height of a building of approximately how many stories?
approx. 8 stories
approx. 4 stories
approx. 6 stories
approx. 2 stories

Question 10:


The original 747 was fitted with what kind of jet engines?
Rolls Royce RB211-524G
General Electric CF6-80C2B1F
Kuznetsov NK-82 turbofans
Pratt & Whitney JT9D-3

 


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