The Boeing 747 is a wide-body commercial airliner and cargo transport aircraft, often referred to by its original nickname, Jumbo Jet. The B-747 was the first wide-body aircraft ever produced. First flown commercially in 1970, the 747 held the passenger capacity record for 37 years.
The four-engine 747 is available in passenger, freighter and other versions. Boeing has built and delivered 1,427 aircraft, with 97 of the new generation 747-8 series on order. The 747-400 is the most common passenger version in service, and is among the fastest airliners in service today.
Estimated Fuel Savings using VCT Finlets on the worldwide Boeing 747 Fleet
|Flight Hours Per Year (Utilization)||4000|
|Gallons Saved Per Year||460,000,000|
|Fuel Savings Per Aircraft Per Year
(Est At $3.30 Per Gallon)
With a 2% Finlet Savings Per Aircraft
|Reduction In Carbon Emission||12 Billion Pounds|
|Worldwide Fleet Savings Per Year||$1,519,825,032|