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How long does it take to build an airplane ?

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This week we have a TPL Kids website visitor who may have seen an airplane zooming through the sky and wondered, how long it did it take to build that engineering marvel. 

 

Since there are several large manufacturers of commercial aircraft and many different models, we’re going to focus on one of the most popular long-range aircrafts, Boeing’s 777. 

 

A 2012 article in Seattle PI discovered that it takes Boeing about 53 days from receiving the first part to finishing the paint job. This is followed by about 30 days of flights and testing to ensure its ready. 

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