Boeing 747 is in a class by itself.
From the first 747-100, during all 5 decades of operating, this type continues family
legacy of the world's most advanced and efficient airplanes.
The 747 has completed more than 17 million flights through 2007. It has
logged approximately 89 million flight hours or more than 10,000 years
of flight time. The airplanes have flown approximately 42 billion
nautical miles (78 billion kilometers), which is equivalent to making
nearly 203,000 trips to the moon.
And that is not the end of the dinasty - the program builds out the remaining
industry-leading 747-400ER Freighters and begins production of the new
747-8 family. Boeing will deliver the first 747-8 Freighter in late
2009 and the first 747-8 Intercontinental in late 2010.
Isnt it the real proof of leadership?
i had the pleasure if fling in the boeing 747 a couple of times and it is my and my dad's favorite jetliner she is the true ''queen of the skies''