Friday, October 24, 2008

Boeing 767 - 60 gallons to london

Ok, I know the comparison isn't totally valid (because you wouldn't be able to drive your car to london), but I still think it's fun. Though this is probably assuming a 100% full flight, and you have to compare the trip to not going at all but... my gut says pretty fuel efficient and those people blaming the aviation industry for global warming should be looking elsewhere!
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  • It takes approximately 60 gallons of fuel per passenger to get from New York to London on board a 767-400ER. The same volume of gasoline would propel an economy car about half of that distance!
  • The noise level of a Boeing 767 taking off from a 1.5 mile long runway is about the same as the average street corner’s traffic noise.
  • Here are some interesting facts about Boeing 767s:
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