1989 - Dedicated in memory of James Peter Stuart, Boeing Photographer. Cover from test base in Glasgow, MT.
Dedicated in memory of James Peter Stuart, Boeing Photographer
1989 - The First Family of Commercial Jet Airplanes
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Following testing, a 737-400 is serviced at Boeing Field in preparation for its next flight test. The 737-400 is the newest and longest member of the 737 family, which has the highest dispatch reliability in the industry. The 737-400 is the 150-passenger-class aeroplane with the lowest total operating costs.
A 747-400 lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California during ground approach testing. Designed with a two-crew digital flight deck, a new interior, better fuel economy and the lowest operating costs per seat of any wide body, the 747400 is easily distinguished by its six-foot wing tip extension and winglets.
A 757 cruises over Eastern Washington during routine flight testing. The 757 is the world's most fuel-efficient twin jet and has also set standards for low noise levels and low seat-mile operating costs Its digital avionics allow crews to FLV more efficient routes.
A 767300 flies in for a landing at Glasgow, Montana following a series of performance tests, The fuselage of the 767300 is 21 feet (6.4 m) longer than the 767200's and can carry up to 67 more passengers. Its lower-hold volume has also been increased, which translates into 34% more revenue cargo space.
A 737300 soars above the Cascade Mountains during flight testing. The 737-300's highly efficient engines, advanced technology flip deck and lightweight materials make it one of the most economic new twin jets in its class, and also the most popular of Boeing's twin jets.
A 747-400 is readied forflight test at Boeing Field. Simplified data presentation in the 747-400's flight deck, using colour cathode-ray tubes coupled with automated subsystems, significantly reduces the workload of its two-person crew and will contribute to a reduction in maintenance costs.
A 757200 prepares for takeoff from the grass-lined noway in Glasgow, Montana The extended-range capability of the 757 provides airlines with the flexibility to fly medium- or long range routes while burning 23% less fuel than the 727200, the aeroplane it was designed to replace.
A 767-300 sits on the tarmac prior to the start of engine testing in Glasgow, Montana. The extended range version of the 767-300 features strengthened main and nose landing gears. The aeroplane will carry 210 passengers in a three-class configuration up to 6,265 nautical miles.
Between tests to gauge takeoff and landing performance, a 737-400 sits on the field at Roswell, New Mexico. Airlines operating more than one member of the new-generation 737 family, such as the 737-300, -400, or -500, benefit from the commonality of one aircraft type, which reduces operating costs and boosts profits.
The new 747-400 flies over Washington's Olympic Peninsula and the Hood Canal Bridge during its first flight. The 747-400 is the largest and longest-range aeroplane in the world. The technologically-advanced jetliner has the capacity to carry 400 passengers in a three-class configuration 7,300 nautical miles.
A 757 taxis onto the runway in Glasgow; Montana en route to Boeing Field. The 757 shares a common flight deck and other systems with the 767, which offers airlines savings in training, spares, and ground support equipment.
The Olympic Mountains serve as the backdrop during flight tests conducted on the 767200. The 767-200 wide body can carry a full passenger payload over 4,000 nautical miles An extended-range version, with a gross weight of 387,000 pounds (ca. 176 t), enables the aeroplane to fly up to 6,805 nautical miles.