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Boeing 747 Freighter

Boeing 747-481(BDSF) TC-ACG Saudia - Saudi Arabian Airlines Cargo

The Boeing 747 is a wide-body commercial jet airliner and cargo aircraft.

  • Role: Wide-body, long-range jet airliner
  • National origin: United States
  • Manufacturer: Boeing Commercial Airplanes
  • First flight: February 9, 1969
  • Introduction: January 22, 1970
  • Status: In service
  • Produced: 1968–present
  • Number built: 1,502 as of January 31, 2015

Boeing 747-400F

First flight: May 4, 1993

First delivery: October 22, 1993 CargoLux

The 747-400F (Freighter) is an all freight version of the 747-400. While using the updated systems and wing design of the passenger versions, it features the original short upper deck found on the classic 747s in order to save weight.

General characteristics

  • Cockpit crew: 2
  • Cargo capacity: Main deck: 30 pallets, Lower deck: 32 LD-1 containers
  • Overall length: 231 ft 10 in (70.6 m)
  • Wingspan: 211 ft 5 in (64.4 m)
  • Overall height: 63 ft 6 in (19.4 m)
  • Operating empty weight: 364,000 lb (165,107 kg)
  • Maximum take-off weight: 875,000 lb (396,890 kg)
  • Max. payload: 248,300 lb (112,630 kg)
  • Cruising speed: Mach 0.845 (564 mph, 490 kn, 908 km/h)
  • Maximum speed: Mach 0.92 (614 mph, 988 km/h, 533 kn)
  • Range fully loaded: 4,445 nmi (8,230 km)
  • Engine (× 4): PW 4062 GE CF6-80C2B5F RR RB211-524G/H

Boeing 747-400ERF

Boeing 747-406F/ER/SCD PH-CKC KLM Cargo

First flight: September 30, 2002

First delivery: October 17, 2002 Air France

The 747-400ERF (747-400ER Freighter) is the freight version of the −400ER, launched on April 30, 2001. The 747-400ERF is similar to the 747-400F, except for increased gross weight capability which allows it to carry more cargo weight.

General characteristics

  • Cockpit crew: 2
  • Cargo capacity: Main deck: 30 pallets, Lower deck: 32 LD-1 containers
  • Overall length: 231 ft 10 in (70.6 m)
  • Wingspan: 211 ft 5 in (64.4 m)
  • Overall height: 63 ft 6 in (19.4 m)
  • Operating empty weight: 362,400 lb (164,382 kg)
  • Maximum take-off weight: 910,000 lb (412,775 kg)
  • Max. payload: 248,300 lb (112,630 kg)
  • Cruising speed: Mach 0.845 (564 mph, 490 kn, 908 km/h)
  • Maximum speed: Mach 0.92 (614 mph, 988 km/h, 533 kn)
  • Range fully loaded: 4,970 nmi (9,200 km)
  • Engine (× 4): PW 4062, GE CF6-80C2B5F