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Boeing 747 Aircraft Profile

Posted by Ardy Prasetyo on November 7, 2007

The Boeing 747 entered service with Pan American Airlines in January 1970 and became the workhorse of the world’s long-haul, high-capacity fleet. To-date, Boeing has delivered 1,365 747s in four basic types, the 747-100/-200/-300/-400.

In November 2005, after many false starts, Boeing finally launched the 747-8 Intercontinental to serve the 400-500-seat markets and the Boeing 747-8 Freighter.

The Boeing 747 was the first passenger jet to have a twin-aisle cabin section and a staircase leading to an upper deck in the nose section. The 747 also achieved considerable success as a freighter and has an important military application in the form of the Boeing 747-E4 airborne emergency command and control post.

Two Boeing 747s form the presidential Air Force One transport, and a 747 was also converted to transport the Space Shuttle. A number of Boeing 747s have also been converted into luxury business aircraft.

Powered by four Pratt & Whitney/General Electric/Rolls-Royce turbofans the Boeing 747 remains the world’s fastest subsonic passenger jet. It has carried more than 3.5 billion passengers on 35 billion miles of revenue-earning service with 80 airlines.

Boeing 747 400 Aircraft Specification

First Flight Date 29 April 1988
Certification Date: 10 January 1989
Fuselage width: 6.5 m
Fuselage length: 68.63 m
Cabin width: 6.1 m
Hold volume: 171 m3
Empty operating: 179,015 kg
MTOW: 396,894 kg
Standard fuel capacity: 216,824 kg
Max cruise: 982 km/h/h
Long Range Cruise alt: 35,000 m
Take Off field length: 3,400 m
Max payload range: 10,695 m
Typical passengers: 416

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