Although no one has suggested it be done, if--in the past year--there had been a reason to move the nearly three million residents of Ireland to San Francisco, it could have been accomplished by the 747 which have been flying for the past 12 months.
NARRATOR ON CAMERA
TAKEOFF FROM BELLYMOUNT CAMERA POSITION
BOEING 747 TAKEOFF
PASSENGER CABIN INTERIOR PILOTS
& CU OF INSTRUMENT
PLANE IN FLIGHT
PLANE INTERIOR - GALLEY
SPIRAL STAIRCASE & UPPER LOUNGE
MAIN DECK LOUNGE
PLANE IN FLIGHT - VAPOUR TRAILS
PASSENGER CABIN INTERIOR
ENGINE PODS - PLANE IN FLIGHT
PLANE IN FLIGHT - PEEL-OFF
SUGGESTED FOR USE ON OR AFTER JANUARY 21, 1971
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: Although no one has suggested it be done, if--in the past year--there had been a reason to move the nearly three million residents of Ireland to San Francisco, it could have been accomplished by the 747 which have been flying for the past 12 months.
That's one way of illustrating the number of passengers and the distances travelled on 747 since January 21, 1970, when the first one went into airline service.
Since then, the fleet of 747s has grown to about one hundred. They're being operated by 18 airlines and providing service to thirty-three cities in sixteen countries. Since the first paying passengers took off on that inaugural commercial flight one year ago, seven million persons have flown on the giant planes. Total mileage logged by all 747s in service is seventy-one million.
As its first year of service ends, the average number of 747 passengers each week adds up to a quarter of a million. So, the world's largest jetliner has generated statistics to match its size. With the Boeing plant in Everett, Washington, turning out one 747 every four working days, it seem obvious that by the time its second anniversary rolls around the figures will be the sort that only a computer could love.