Thursday, December 18, 2008

Boeing 707

Manufactured by BOEING Airplane company The Boeing 707 is a four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the ear... thumbnail 1 summary




  • Manufactured by BOEING Airplane company
The Boeing 707 is a four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. Its name is most commonly spoken as "Seven Oh Seven". Boeing delivered a total of 1,010 Boeing 707s, which dominated passenger air transport in the 1960s and remained common through the 1970s. Boeing also offered a smaller, faster version of the aircraft that was marketed as the Boeing 720.

Although it was not the first commercial jet in service, the 707 was the first to be commercially successful, and is generally credited as ushering in the Jet Age. It established Boeing as one of the largest makers of passenger aircraft, and led to the later series of aircraft with "7x7" designations.

Specifications
  • Commercial Airline
  • First Flight 20 December 1957
  • Unit Cost 4.3Million US$