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Also Known As: Boeing 747-400 Combi, Boeing 747-400D and Boeing 747-400M
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 first 747-400 was delivered to Northwest in 1989. By default, its interior has a tri-class (416 passengers) arrangement but a two-class (524 passengers) or one-class configurations are also suitable for the -400 model. The -400D (Domestic) model is a high seating capacity intended for short range routes and was introduced in 1991. The 747-400 Combi has a main deck cargo door installed on the left side aft of the wing. The Combi model can be turned into an all passengers or a passenger/cargo aircraft.
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Boeing 747-400 Specifications
Number of Engines: 4
Height: 19.4 meter
Length: 71 meter
Wingspan: 64 meter
Max Range: 13,450 kilometer (7,262 nautical mile)
Cruise Speed: 283 mps (1,019 kph)
Max Takeoff Weight: 397 ton (875,000 pound)
Min Weight: 179 ton
Payload: 67,319 kilogram
Thrust: 248,000 pound
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Boeing 747-400 News
There are 10 news between
3 Aug 2005 and 15 May 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013FMS: Oman Requests Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures SystemsThursday, January 20, 2011Rolls-Royce Wins Long Term Trent 700 Maintenance Support Business from Cathay PacificMonday, September 20, 2010Evergreen Aviation Technologies Signs 10-Year OnPoint Solution Agreement for EVA Air's CF6-80C2 FleetFriday, July 23, 2010UPS Signs 10-Year OnPoint Solutions Agreement for its CF6-80C2 Engine FleetThursday, September 24, 2009El Al Selects Pratt & Whitney for Fleet Management ProgramMonday, August 4, 2008Bedek to Convert Four Aircastle's Boeing 737-400 Aircraft into Special FreightersSunday, February 24, 2008Boeing, Virgin Atlantic and GE Aviation to Fly First Commercial Jet on BiofuelWednesday, March 14, 2007First of Four Boeing 747-400 Combi to Full Freighter Conversions Delivered to Asiana AirlinesMonday, January 23, 2006C-130H Delivered to Boeing for Laser Gunship ProgramWednesday, August 3, 2005New Phase of ABL Payload Flight Testing Completed
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