Common questions

# How many miles per gallon does a Boeing 747 have?

## How many miles per gallon does a Boeing 747 have?

Divide 1500000 by 16667 and you get 90 passenger miles per gallon. On a per person basis, that would be 0.18 miles per gallon which equates to 5 gallons per mile. This is one way of estimating numbers based on reasonable initial guesses.

## How much does a Boeing 747 freighter cost?

The 747-8 is the final ruler in the family. However, the modelâ€™s production program is also soon coming to an end. In 2019, a single 747-8 Intercontinental cost \$418.4 million. Meanwhile, the freighter variant was for sale for \$419.2 million per unit.

Which is better a car or a 747?

The typical car gets about 15 kms per liter, so the 747 is much better than a car carrying one person, and compares favourably even if there are four people in the car. Not bad when you consider that the 747 is flying at 900 km/h ! Ref: http://science.howstuffworks.com…

### How much fuel does an international plane use for a trip?

Let’s call it 500 people to take into account the fact that not all seats on most flights are occupied. A 747 is transporting 500 people 1 mile using 5 gallons of fuel. That means the plane is burning 0.01 gallons per person per mile. In other words, the plane is getting 100 miles per gallon per person!

### How many gallons of fuel does a Boeing 747 burn?

Over the course of a 10-hour flight, it might burn 36,000 gallons (150,000 liters). According to Boeing’s Web site, the 747 burns approximately 5 gallons of fuel per mile (12 liters per kilometer).

How much does it cost to fly a Boeing 747?

In 2019, a single 747-8 Intercontinental cost \$418.4 million. Meanwhile, the freighter variant was for sale for \$419.2 million per unit. Comparing the cost of the initial 747-100, the price of the 747-8 is lower after taking inflation into account. Only a handful of airlines operate the 747-8.

## How many people can a Boeing 747 carry?

But consider that a 747 can carry as many as 568 people. Let’s call it 500 people to take into account the fact that not all seats on most flights are occupied.

The typical car gets about 25 miles per gallon, so the 747 is much better than a car carrying one person, and compares favorably even if there are four people in the car. Not bad when you consider that the 747 is flying at 550 miles per hour (900 km/h)! These links will help you learn more:

Ruth Doyle