Modern Commercial Planes
The commercial planes of the last twenty years have been very advanced and some very large, as well as powerful. Boeing is the leading supplier of commercial jets, almost a monopoly.
The Boeing 747 is the largest of the Boeing jets and is the most popular at large city airports. The 747 has more than 1 floor, with an elevator to go up and down. The 747 can fly for very long distances over 8,000 miles fully loaded. A fully loaded 747 holds 420 passengers. A 747 can cost up to $176,500,000.
The DC-10 was made by McDonnell Douglas, but now Boeing owns McDonnell Douglas. The DC-10 is not only being used for commercial purposes but also military. The DC-10 is built to carry 250 passengers and go 4,000 miles.
The Boeing 777 is a little smaller than the 747, being able to hold only 368 passengers and go over 6,000 miles. A 777 can cost up to $173,500,000.
The modern day commercial planes allow people to fly to remote areas of the world cheaply and quickly. The commercial planes of today are also very safe. In fact air travel is safer than a car, boat, bus or train.
Formula 1 Flying Tip:
The Modern day commercial planes represent the sheer power and size possible to be built now that the plane has been explored further. 450 MPH of thrust and 450 M.P.H. of drag are required for this plane to take off. 125,000 lbs. of lift are also required at take-off to bring this 125,000 lb. plane to the air.