Comet Comparisons

Comet Comparisons

  Comet 1 Boeing 777-200 Boeing 747-400
Length 28.3 m 
(93'0")
63.73 m 
(209'1")
70.66 m (231'10")
Wingspan 35.1 m 
(115'0")
60.93 m 
(199'11")
64.92 m 
(213')
Engines 4 de Havilland Ghost 2 Rolls-Royce Trent 800 4 Rolls-Royce
RB211-524 GT
Total Thrust 89 kN 
(20,000 lbst)
925 kN
(208,000 lbst)
1080 kN
(242,696 lbst)
Cruising Speed 764 km/h 
(475 mph)
987 km/h
(557 mph)
940 km/h
(584 mph)
Cruise Altitude 10.7 km 
(40,000 feet)
10.7 km
(40,000 feet)
10.7 km
(40,000 feet)
Range 2815 km
(1750 miles)
7505 km
(4660 miles)
13,278 km
(8245 miles)
Payload 5450 kg
(12,000 lb)
109,116 kg
(240,600 lb)
215,374 kg
(474,900 lb)
Weight Empty 31,750 kg
(70,000 lb)
135,580 kg
(298,900 lb)
181,985 kg
(399,000 lb)
Max Take Off Weight 52,000 kg
(115,000 lb)
229,520 kg
(506,000 lb)
391,500 kg
(870,000 lb)
Passengers 36 - 44 305 - 328 421
Flight Crew 4 2 2