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Also Known As: Boeing 747-400 Large Cargo Freighter, Boeing 747-400BCF, Boeing 747-400LCF, Boeing 747-400SF and Dreamlifter
Origin: United States of America
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Description: The Boeing 747 is a huge, short and long range, high capacity airliner intended primarily for intercontinental flights. This aircraft is capable of flying at Mach 0.85 carrying around 500 passengers. The first model, 747-100 ordered by Pan Am, entered service in 1970 with a take-off weight of 340-ton. Along with the -100 model, the 747-100B, -100SR for short range/high-capacity flights and -100SF freighter were introduced in 1970.
The Boeing 747-400 is the only 747 model in production incorporating major aerodynamic improvements over earlier models such as winglets to reduce drag. Along with major aerodynamic improvements, the 747-400 introduces new digital avionics, lightweight aluminum alloys, a new flight deck and entertainment systems. It is externally similar to 747-300 model.
The four-engine 747-400 can be powered alternatively by Pratt & Whitney PW4062, Rolls Royce RB211-524 or General Electric CF6-80C2 engines rated approximately at 60,000 pounds each. More than 240,000 pounds of thrust enable the 747-400 to travel at Mach 0.85 while performing intercontinental flights.
The Boeing 747-400F Freighter has a main deck nose door and a mechanized cargo handling system. An optional side cargo door allows loading of dimensional taller cargo modules. This all-cargo aircraft can transport up to 30 pallets or up to 32 containers. The first -400F model was delivered to Cargolux in 1993.
The Boeing 747-400SF are 747-400 passenger airplanes converted to the cargo role through the addition of a side cargo door, a strengthened main-cabin floor, a full main-deck lining and provisions for a new cargo handling system with an upgraded flight deck. The 747-400SF conversion program was launched in 2004. Japan Airlines (JAL) 747 passenger aircraft modification will commence in December 2005 and the first aircraft as -400SF will be delivered back in May 2006.
In September 2005 the Boeing Special Freighter program, which turns B747-400 passenger aircraft into cargo aircraft, was renamed the Boeing Converted Freighter. The program was started in October 2003 with Cathay Pacific Airways as launch customer for the Boeing 747-400BCF. The first aircraft was expected to enter revenue service before the end of 2005.
The Boeing 747-400 Large Cargo Freighter (747-400LCF) is a specially modified 747-400 aircraft used by Boeing to transport major composite structures of the 787 Dreamliner. This special variant can accommodate three times the cargo by volume of a standard 747-400 freighter and will feature a swing tail to unload/load cargo from the back. Boeing carried out the LCF maiden flight on 9 September 2006 with the entry into service projected in early 2007. A fleet of three LCFs will ferry 787 assemblies between Japan, Italy and the United States of America.
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