PBS 5-part documentary series from 1996 on the creation of the Boeing 777. This video is out of print, so I’m making it available here for internet viewers.
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40 COMMENTS

  1. wonderful documentary; everything inside is so full of great ideas; and its all returning again; hope entire Earth will be working together too …

  2. older planes are way better. why dont they use the 707 and 727 anymore ? being to old is the dumbest excuse ive ever heard

  3. Ohh, Look !  It has wings and a large tube fuselage.  Whatever happened to the BWB and the SST then ??  Have americans decided to retire ?

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this. I had the VHS version, and have the DVD version, but who knows how long we will have equipment for that version.

  5. Thank you for sharing this. Probably the best plane building/development documentary I have ever been privileged to watch! 🙂

  6. This is one of the best learning tools ever made. 5 Stars in every catagory from Dream through Delivery… don't miss it. -cap

  7. Love this airplane! Spent many hours on it from 2012-15 going back and forth from the U.S. to Dubai and London. It was a pleasure in both Economy and especially Business Class. British Airways is in a class unto itself and I'm glad I didn't have to find another carrier after Delta stopped the Atlanta-Dubai run.

  8. Excellent successful business case. The design process includes the customers and the actual production line people.

  9. "Boeing needs to sell 200 or so planes before it can be called a success" lol they sold like 1880 planes at this point.

  10. Just think… most of those 4 million parts being produced during the grunge era are still going on brand-new -300ER's.

  11. Okay, I got it now. Boeing ordered some publicity blurb. But they chose MORONS to do that. So they ended up with FIVE HOURS of total bullshit. Awkward interview, crossword puzzle memories… CRAP! If you want to see how it's done, check out the BBC's documentary series about Dubai airport.

  12. Okay, first 9 minutes of the film are gone and here are a few things PBS should know.

    First, Boeing 777 was NOT the company's "seventh plane". Boeing did NOT develop Boeing 717. It was MD-90 rebadged after they bought them out. Second, Boeing and United were NOT "partners in the early days of aviation". They were ONE COMPANY. William Boeing was forced by a court decision to split his company, which he did forming the United Airlines and the Boeing Company.

    If you make a video about something, how about you read something about it?

  13. The little piece of the conversation when they talk about flying "Coach" rather than "Business Class" says a lot about how they view their customers (cattle?).  Back in the 80's when I did a lot of work related flying (DoD, Aerospace Industry) I almost always flew Coach.  When I was travelling with higher level Managers and Directors I got to fly Business Class.  I was a young guy and most flights weren't that long so Coach was OK, but if you want to get any work done on a longer flight, and not be exhausted upon arrival you need to fly business class.  My son is an Engineer for a major steel company and they get to fly Business Class if they are on a non-stop for more than a 10 hour flight.  He travels from California to Seoul Korea and Paris and those are LONG non-stop flights.  He said the difference between Coach and Business Class are like heaven and hell if you are on a 19 hour, non-stop flight.  Most of us who pinch pennies and save up for those long Vacation flights MUST fly Coach when you consider the price difference.  The Asians are lucky because few are more than 5'8" and 150 pounds.  Us "Big (Fat) Americans" are screwed on the economy flights with no legroom whatsoever…

  14. Mulally has done it all. He was a main force behind the 777 then he goes on to save Ford motors. When he was young he was training to be an astronaut but couldn't see a shade of gray.

  15. Canada's Avro Arrow CF-105 jet fighter was the world's first with 'fly-by-wire' technology and that was in 1953!

  16. The hellish nightmare these workers had to go through to get this plane right was worth it. Great job Boeing. This company will never go away as long as America lives

  17. The 777 is the best aircraft ever created by man and consequently the safest. If the Air France (2), XL, Qantas and a few other AirBus disasters and incidents had the Boeing approach rather than attempting to eliminate the pilot; many people would still be walking the earth.

  18. The gloss over fly by wire, spend too much time on the toilet seat, when in actuality a luxury wooden layout would be the best for the passenger to feel appreciated. Sure, expensive, but once built it would be a determining factor. Bigger is best, and luxury hotel type of thin marble or wood. Like an executive jet looks inside. The airlines are wrong as usual.

  19. I think grey is more inviting, I cannot believe brown should be the color of the flight. On the Cessna 172 the grey color seems modern and the firewall seems best in gray metal, not black, not brown. The seats leather of course, not the terrible seats in the coach class. Grey leather was best to me.

  20. At 44:26:  The preterite of the verb "Cast" is "Cast" and not "Casted" as the lady said. I'm surprised nobody spotted or corrected this.

  21. AT 33:00, one has to appreciate Boeing's philosophy regarding computerized flight decks. In sum, he states that at any juncture, the pilot can opt for full control of the plane, something that wasn't apparent or even perhaps available to the Air France crew who stalled an othewise flight worthy plane over the Atlantic. I really do believe that the three on the deck that evening all forgot how to fly given that repeatedly one or the other would ask, "what is going on…what is the plane doing?" A professional should never find himself asking this…and this is why I always opt for Boeing craft for the simple reason I desire a plane and a crew who trust themselves more than do they the computer. And at around 48:00, do those flying really care about the toilet seat "thud?" I flew for 30 years and never was this a consideration or concern by me or anyone with whom I flew. Usually, the ambient noise concealed such distraction. Oh, well…I have to imagine things have changed since I was young. Anyway, we used to make a good deal more noise in the head than what a seat does…we used to call it the mile-high club…ah, God how I miss the good old days! In our heads, we could hear Frank Sinatra singing, "Come Fly With Me…..!

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