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Boeing 707-430

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28th June 2004
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Aircraft Data

The Boeing 707 was the first non military jet to be commercially successful and is generally credited as ushering in the Jet Age. It established Boeing as the worlds largest makers of airliners. Dash80 was the name of the prototype.

The -400 was produced at specific request for BOAC and powered by Rolls-Royce Conway 508 turbofans. Although BOAC initiated the programme, Lufthansa was the launch customer and Air India was the first to receive a 400 on February 18 1960.

Summary data for Boeing 707 400
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
USA195937n/a3147 - 202


4 x Rolls Royce Conway (17150 lbf) turbofan engines.

Rolls-Royce Conway 508


Dimensions for Boeing 707 400
Length152 ft. 11 in.
Wing Span145 ft. 9 in.
Height42 ft. 5 in.
Empty Weight146,400 lbs.
Max Weight333,600 lbs.


Performance of Boeing 707 400
Max Speed525 mph
Cruise Speed500 mph
Ceiling35,000 ft.
Normal Range3,000nm
Max Range3,735nm (at MTOW)

Updated 22nd November 2008

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