Boeing Frontiers
October 2003
Volume 02, Issue 06
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By the Numbers

8,000,000 The number of e-mails exchanged between Boeing employees on an average day.

775,000 The weight in pounds (351,534 kilograms) of a fully loaded Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) during its recent refused takeoff testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. In a refused takeoff the pilot prepares for a takeoff but then uses maximum brake energy to stop the airplane. The brakes become hot and glow because of the amount of energy they absorb during the tests.

Number of minutes of the Concorde’s fastest London–New York trip, on Feb. 7, 1996

173 Number of minutes of the Concorde's fastest London-New York trip, on Feb. 7, 1996. An average Concorde flight time from London to New York is about 200 minutes. After 27 years of scheduled passenger service, the final supersonic Concorde flight is scheduled for Oct. 24.

60 Percentage of business travelers responding to a survey sponsored by Intel Corp. who say they would like to have "hotspots"—places where people can tap into a wireless Internet connection with their notebook computers—while in flight on an airplane.






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