Boeing 747

Boeing 747

Boeing 747 is a wide body, four engine, jet airliner and cargo aircraft developed by Boeing. It was introduced in January 1970 with Pan American World Airways. As of May 2019, a total of 1,551 Boeing 747s have been built.

Role: Wide-body jet airliner
Manufacturer
: Boeing
Country: United States
First flight: February 9, 1969
Introduction: January 22, 1970, (Pan American World Airways)
Produced: 1968-Present
Status: In service

Variants

  • 747-100
  • 747SP
  • 747-200
  • 747-300
  • 747-400
  • 747-8
  • 747 trijet (Undeveloped variants)
  • 747-500 (Undeveloped variants)
  • 747 ASB (Undeveloped variants)
  • 747-500X, -600X, and -700X (Undeveloped variants)
  • 747X and 747X Stretch (Undeveloped variants)
  • 747-400XQLR (Undeveloped variants)

Specifications

Cockpit crew: 2-3
Seating: 276-660
Length: 184 ft 9 in (56.3 m) – 250 ft 2 in (76.25 m)
MTOW: 320 t (700,000 lb) – 447.696 t (987,000 lb)
Range: 4,620 nmi (8,560 km) – 7,730 nmi (14,320 km)
Engine: 4x PW JT9D-7, PW4000, Rolls-Royce RB211-524, GE CF6, GEnx-2B67.

Current Status

However, along with the demand for modern and more fuel efficient aircraft, the demand for Boeing 747 is dwindling. In January 2016, Boeing announced that the company will reduce B747-8 production to six aircraft a year and in July the same year, the company announced the potential plan to terminate the production of Boeing 747 amid insufficient demand for the aircraft in the market.