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I
fly a lot for business. I think airplanes are amazing. I often travel on 747s.

Here are some facts and figures about 747s. They are 71 metres long and 19 metres high. The wingspan is 64 metres. Their maximum take off weight is 394,625 kilograms, but their maximum landing weight is 285,763 kilograms. This explains why sometimes planes have to dump fuel in emergency landings.

747s can take up to 660 people and their luggage and they hold 215,768 litres of fuel. They can travel 13,300 kilometres without stopping and can cruise at 907 kilometres per hour. They need 3,200 metres to take off.

 

 

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