21st CENTURY: The Building of the 777 (1996)


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Packed with drama, human courage and nerve-racking suspense, this documentary traces the development of the Boeing Company's most technically advanced aircraft - the 777 - from the corporate conference rooms to the factory floors, from the extensive testing process to the jetliner's first commercial flight with paying passengers. Five-series of one-hour episodes shown on PBS. Follow the intricate design process, the procurement of the plane's four million parts, the race to meet deadlines, the myriad, risky testing procedures, the first "test drives," the countdown to delivery, and the inaugural flight as the 777 enters the skies as Boeing's flagship carrier. (five hours)

Available on video and DVD


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