Boeing 747-400

ICAO aircraft code B744
Manufacturer Boeing
Country United States
New price USD 266.5 million (2007)

The Boeing 747-400 is a wide-body airliner produced by Boeing Commercial Airplanes, an advanced variant of the initial Boeing 747.
The “Advanced Series 300” was announced at the September 1984 Farnborough Airshow, targeting a 10% cost reduction with more efficient engines and 1,000nmi (1,850km) more range.

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Boeing 747-400 specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
B744
Manufacturer
Boeing
Manufactured
1989 - 2005
Country
United States
New purchase price
USD 266.5 million (2007)

Aircraft performance

Avionics:
Honeywell Avionics FMC , Rockwell-Collins CMC
Engine:
4x P&W4000 / GE CF6 / RR RB211
Turbofan
Power:
63,300 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
504 Kts
933 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
146 Kts
Travel range:
7,285 Nm
13,492 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
0.13 Nm / gallon
0.064 Km / liter
Service Ceiling:
45,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
1500 feet / minute
7.62meter / second
Take Off Distance:
2815 meter - 9,235.45 feet
Landing Distance:
1905 meter - 6,249.92 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
396,890 Kg
874,984 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
295,740 Kg
651,988 lbs
Max Payload:
71,395 Kg
157,397 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
57,285 gallon
216,847 liter
Baggage Volume:
160 m3 / 5,650 ft3

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About the Boeing 747-400

The Boeing 747-400 is a wide-body airliner produced by Boeing Commercial Airplanes, an advanced variant of the initial Boeing 747.
The “Advanced Series 300” was announced at the September 1984 Farnborough Airshow, targeting a 10% cost reduction with more efficient engines and 1,000nmi (1,850km) more range. Northwest Airlines (NWA) became the first customer with an order for 10 aircraft on October 22, 1985. The first 747-400 was rolled out on January 26, 1988, and made its maiden flight on April 29, 1988. Type certification was received on January 9, 1989, and it entered service with NWA on February 9, 1989.

It retains the 747 airframe, including the 747-300 stretched upper deck, with 6ft (1.8m) winglets. The 747-400 offers a choice of improved turbofans: the Pratt & Whitney PW4000, General Electric CF6-80C2 or Rolls-Royce RB211-524G/H. Its two-crew glass cockpit dispenses with the need for a flight engineer. It typically accommodates 416 passengers in a three-class layout over a 7,285 nmi (13,490) km range with its 875,000lb (397t) MTOW.

The first -400M combi was rolled out in June 1989. The -400D Domestic for the Japanese market, without winglets, entered service on October 22, 1991. The -400F cargo variant, without the stretched upper deck, was first delivered in May 1993. With an increased MTOW of 910,000lb (410t), the extended range version entered service in October 2002 as the -400ERF freighter and the -400ER passenger version the following month. Several 747-400 aircraft have undergone freighter conversion or other modifications to serve as transports of heads of state, YAL-1 laser testbed, engine testbed or the Cosmic Girl air launcher. The Dreamlifter is an outsize cargo conversion designed to move Dreamliner components.

With 694 delivered over the course of 20 years from 1989 to 2009, it was the best-selling 747 variant. Its closest competitors were the smaller McDonnell Douglas MD-11 trijet and Airbus A340 quadjet. It has been superseded by the stretched and improved Boeing 747-8, introduced in October 2011. In the late 2010s, older 747-400 passenger aircraft were being phased out by airlines in favor of long-range, wide-body twin engine aircraft, such as the Boeing 777, 787, and Airbus A350. In 2021, China Airlines celebrated the retirement of its final passenger 747-400, which was also amongst the last delivered aircraft sixteen years earlier.

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