Boeing 747-400  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1989
Total Production: ?
Unitary Cost: USD$150 million
Also Known As: Boeing 747-400 Combi, Boeing 747-400D and Boeing 747-400M
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Boeing
Parent System: Boeing 747
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1970
Total Production: 1,700
Total Cost: USD$240 billion
Family Members: Boeing 747-300, Boeing 747-400ER, Boeing 747-400ERF, Boeing 747-400F, Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental and Boeing 747-8F
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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.

Boeing 747-400 Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 4
Passengers: 524
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)
Empty Weight: 179 ton
Max Takeoff Weight: 397 ton (875,000 pound)
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 Systems
Thursday, January 20, 2011Rolls-Royce Wins Long Term Trent 700 Maintenance Support Business from Cathay Pacific
Monday, September 20, 2010Evergreen Aviation Technologies Signs 10-Year OnPoint Solution Agreement for EVA Air's CF6-80C2 Fleet
Friday, July 23, 2010UPS Signs 10-Year OnPoint Solutions Agreement for its CF6-80C2 Engine Fleet
Thursday, September 24, 2009El Al Selects Pratt & Whitney for Fleet Management Program
Monday, August 4, 2008Bedek to Convert Four Aircastle's Boeing 737-400 Aircraft into Special Freighters
Sunday, February 24, 2008Boeing, Virgin Atlantic and GE Aviation to Fly First Commercial Jet on Biofuel
Wednesday, March 14, 2007First of Four Boeing 747-400 Combi to Full Freighter Conversions Delivered to Asiana Airlines
Monday, January 23, 2006C-130H Delivered to Boeing for Laser Gunship Program
Wednesday, August 3, 2005New Phase of ABL Payload Flight Testing Completed

Operators & Related Equipment

Aircraft ordered by Qantas (3)
Aircraft ordered by CASGC (1); Air China (5)
Aircraft ordered by Air Pacific (2)
Aircraft ordered by Air Gabon (1)
Aircraft ordered by Lufthansa (9)
Aircraft ordered by Malaysia Airlines (13)
Aircraft ordered by Air Namibia (1)
Aircraft ordered by KLM (4)
Aircraft ordered by Philippine Airlines (8)
Saudi Arabia5
Aircraft ordered by Saudi Arabian Airlines (5)
South Africa2
Aircraft ordered by South African Airways (2)
Sri Lanka1
Aircraft ordered by PeaceAir (1)
Aircraft ordered by EVA Air (2); China Airlines (10)
United Kingdom11
Aircraft ordered by Virgin Atlantic (7); British Airways (4)
United States of America26
Aircraft ordered by United Airlines (22); ILFC (2); Northwest Airlines (2)

Grand Total 10415
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