British Airways Boeing 747-400 in D-Check

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, July 17, 2012
  • Engineering Giants is a documentary series which takes a look at the making of some of the world's biggest machines. This series will go behind the scenes and document what it takes to overhaul a British Airways' Boeing 747-400.


  • Jerry Dodge
    Jerry Dodge  3 years ago +196

    I have to say, out of all the documentaries I've ever watched, this has to be one of the best ever.

  • This is Flight
    This is Flight  5 years ago +141

    If only the Wright Brothers could have seen this...

  • nelson 100
    nelson 100  4 years ago +45


  • Nowherestocksy
    Nowherestocksy  5 years ago +51

    It's because of this video I know what I want to do when I leave school...

  • Anthony Kernich
    Anthony Kernich  3 years ago +52

    The worst part about testing an escape slide is folding it back up again lol

  • ryan hocott
    ryan hocott  4 years ago +186

    Im I the inly one that felt sad when they destroyed 747 at the scrapyard

  • Christopher O'Riley
    Christopher O'Riley  4 years ago +88

    I flew on this BA747 tail #GCIVX from Seattle to London right after this video was published in 2012. I flew on it October of 2012. Very Beautiful plane and very special knowing that I flew on this exact plane.

  • Jere Cullen
    Jere Cullen  3 years ago +8

    my fav and i loved flying with 747. too bad many airlines are phasing this beauty out

  • a Jones
    a Jones  3 years ago +81

    Reminds me: I need to go to the doctor to get my "D" check

  • Plane Flying
    Plane Flying  4 years ago +6

    Iconic aircraft, and BA the worlds largest 747 operator. Makes you proud to be British!!

  • Tranefine
    Tranefine  5 years ago +7

    This airplane is very elegant. It makes me a little bit sad BA hasn't ordered the 747-8 for passengers yet.

  • Tom Price
    Tom Price  5 years ago +48

    I love aviation in my eyes it is one of our greatest achievements as a species, the 747 is a testament to that achievement, although i do like a good old DC-9

  • britishairwaysfan
    britishairwaysfan  5 years ago +37

    In my humble opinion the 747`s are and will be the best aircraft.

  • Keaton0801
    Keaton0801  5 years ago +3

    the 747=8 uses carbon composite instead of steel which is 30% lighter and that means faster travel and less expense on fuel

  • Intrepidation
    Intrepidation  3 years ago +287

    The British really know how to make a educational and compelling documentary.

  • olentangy74
    olentangy74  a years ago +32

    As a career aviation mechanic, I must say this is the best video production of its kind that I have ever seen. Very well done. Regards from Florida.

  • Airlines pro 2003
    Airlines pro 2003  4 years ago +2

    I fly 747 400 for 2 time and I really love the bussisnes class

  • Bethany Bloomfield
    Bethany Bloomfield  2 years ago +58

    That seat tester guy would hate flying for real, he would just feel like he was at work for 14 hours straight

  • Sagie Shemesh
    Sagie Shemesh  3 years ago +36

    My most favorite Aircraft ever. Thank you for publishing the D-Check on this powerful Boeing 747-400 Aviation and engineering wonder that changed the world. It's amazing to see all the thousands of components, technology, engineering and proud technicians who make this huge flying machine run smoothly.

  • D13H4RD2L1V3
    D13H4RD2L1V3  4 years ago +3

    Put me on a 747 before I age.