Boeing 747-767-777 Production Facility
Seventy-five thousand engineering drawings were used to produce the first 747 jetliner in the late 1960s. The largest commercial airliner in the world, the Wright brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C., could have been performed within the length of a 747's passenger section. The first 767 entered service in 1982. The widebody jetliner contains 3.1 million parts. The Boeing 777 is the first jetliner to be 100% digitally designed using three-dimensional solids technology, eliminating the need for a costly, full-scale mockup. The aircraft, which entered service in 1995, has won numerous design awards.
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Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Aerospace, Industrial & Manufacturing, Mechanical
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Fun Fact:The largest building by volume in the world, Boeing's 747/767/777 Assembly Plant, covers 98.3 acres. Reportedly, the railroad spur that delivers parts to the plant climbs 600 feet in just over 3 miles and is said to be the second-steepest standard gauge railroad in the world.