Are Boeing 747's and DC-10's still actually being built?
And I also would like to knoew how long does it take to build a 747 and a DC-10.thanks
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
They stopped DC-10 production many years back, Boeing bought McDonald Douglas out. The 747 is still being built. According to Wikipedia, 1,416 747s have been built and there's 107 new orders. The latest version that was built was the 747-400 which has longer range and faster speeds. By the end of this year the 747-8 should be coming out. The 747-8 is the longest 747 ever built. It takes 3-4 months to assemble a 747 but because they're assembling more than one at a time there's about 12 planes a month based on how many orders they have.
- champerLv 71 decade ago
747's are still very much in production. Production of the DC10 ceased in 1989, it was succeeded by the related McDonnell Douglas MD-11 which entered service in 1990 and the last of that one was delivered in 2001.
Boeing are currently turning out the 747 at a rate of 1.5 a month, they plan to increase that to 2 a month from mid-2012.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The 747 is,the newest variant is the 747-8.
As mentioned by other users the DC-10 is no longer in production. McDonnell Douglas stopped producing them in 1989.
- strechLv 71 decade ago
DC-10's (and it's successor, MD-11's) are no longer being built.
Production of the DC-10 ended in 1989 with 386 delivered to airlines and 60 to the U.S. Air Force as air-to-air refueling tankers, designated the KC-10 Extender. The DC-10 was succeeded by the related McDonnell Douglas MD-11 which entered service in 1990, until 2000, with 200 built.Source(s): Used to build the DC-10/MD-11
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- TechwingLv 71 decade ago
Boeing 747s are still in production. DC-10s are not.
- 1 decade ago
The 747 in fact has a new variant about to enter production, the 747-800 series.
- Warbird PilotLv 71 decade ago
No, Douglas doesn't even exist any more, Boeing bought them.
- hollifieldrobertLv 61 decade ago
yes on both boing has renamed the dc-10 forgot what they call it now but united parcel service is flying them