QUIZ: The Ultimate Boeing 747 Quiz!

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As we continue to celebrate 747 Week here on Key.Aero, we've a very special edition of our commercial aviation quiz. This is your chance to put your knowledge of the Queen of the Skies to the test. Good luck!

 

Need to do some homework on the Boeing 747 before you begin? We recommend these excellent Key.Aero features:

Pan Am's pioneering 747SP flights

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British Airways' 50 years flying the jumbo

Question 1 of 10

1. The tail of the original 747 was famously promoted as being as tall as what?

A double-decker bus
A six-storey building
An American football goalpost
Two 707 fuselage sections

Question 2 of 10

2. To help the first 747 pilots learn how to taxi such a large aircraft, Boeing created a contraption known as what?

'The 40ft Flightdeck'
The Renton Crane
The Skylifter
Waddell's Wagon

Question 3 of 10

3. Which airline was the launch customer for the 747-300?

 

Swissair
Singapore Airlines
Air France
Qantas

Question 4 of 10

4. In what year did the first roll out of the 747-400 take place?

1986
1987
1988
1989

Question 5 of 10

5. In 1990, a pair of which variant of 747 were modified to serve as Air Force One?

747-100D
747-200A
747-200B
747-400B

Question 6 of 10

6. The 747-400ER was launched in the year 2000. What does the ‘ER’ stand for?

 

Extended Range
Extra Range
Enhanced Range
Eternal Range

Question 7 of 10

7. When did Boeing deliver British Airways’ final 747 example?

 

August 1998
April 1999
December 1999
May 2000

Question 8 of 10

8. What engines were fitted as standard on the 747-8?

 

Rolls-Royce Trent 1000
General Electric GEnx-2B
General Electric GEnx-3B
CFM56-5C

Question 9 of 10

9. In a standard configuration, how many additional seats does the 747-8 have over the 747-400?

34
39
46
51

Question 10 of 10

10. Which operator is due to receive the final new-build 747 in early 2023?

Silkway West Airlines
Cathay Pacific Cargo
Atlas Air
Cargolux

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Oh dear, not exactly a jumbo performance. Better luck next week!

You got correct!

Oh dear, not exactly a jumbo performance. Better luck next week!

You got correct!

Oh dear, not exactly a jumbo performance. Better luck next week!

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Impressive stuff! A performance worthy of the Queen of the Skies. Well done.