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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

Boeing 747

Boeing 747-406(M) PH-BFE KLM

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

Variants

Boeing 747-100

First flight: February 9, 1969

The first 747-100s were built with six upper deck windows (three per side) to accommodate upstairs lounge areas. Later, as airlines began to use the upper deck for premium passenger seating instead of lounge space, Boeing offered a ten-window upper deck as an option.

General characteristics

  • Cockpit crew: 3
  • Seating capacity: 480; optional 550 (1-class, maximum)
  • Overall length: 231 ft 10 in (70.6 m)
  • Wingspan: 195 ft 8 in (59.6 m)
  • Overall height: 63 ft 5 in (19.3 m)
  • Operating empty weight: 358,000 lb (162,400 kg)
  • Maximum take-off weight: 735,000 lb (333,390 kg)
  • Cruising speed: Mach 0.84 (555 mph, 893 km/h, 481 knots )
  • Maximum speed: Mach 0.89 (594 mph, 955 km/h, 516 kn)
  • Range fully loaded: 5,300 nmi, 6,100 mi; 9,800 km
  • Engine (× 4): PW JT9D-7A/-7F/-7J RR RB211-524B2 GE CF6-45A2 (747SR)

Boeing 747-200

First flight: October 11, 1970

747-200 – The demand for longer range aircraft with increased payload quickly led to the improved −200, which featured more powerful engines, increased MTOW, and greater range than the −100.

General characteristics

  • Cockpit crew: 3
  • Seating capacity: 480; optional 550 (1-class, maximum)
  • Overall length: 231 ft 10 in (70.6 m)
  • Wingspan: 195 ft 8 in (59.6 m)
  • Overall height: 63 ft 5 in (19.3 m)
  • Operating empty weight: 383,000 lb (174,000 kg)
  • Maximum take-off weight: 833,000 lb (377,842 kg)
  • Cruising speed: Mach 0.84 (555 mph, 893 km/h, 481 knots )
  • Maximum speed: Mach 0.89 (594 mph, 955 km/h, 516 kn)
  • Range fully loaded: 6,850 nmi 7,880 mi; 12,690 km
  • Engine (× 4): PW JT9D-7R4G2 GE CF6-50E2 RR RB211-524D4

Boeing 747-300

First flight: October 5, 1982

The 747-300 features a 23-foot-4-inch-longer (7.11 m) upper deck than the −200.

General characteristics

  • Cockpit crew: 3
  • Seating capacity: 565; optional 660 (1-class)
  • Overall length: 231 ft 10 in (70.6 m)
  • Wingspan: 195 ft 8 in (59.6 m)
  • Overall height: 63 ft 5 in (19.3 m)
  • Operating empty weight: 392,800 lb (178,100 kg)
  • Maximum take-off weight: 833,000 lb (377,842 kg)
  • Cruising speed: Mach 0.84 (555 mph, 893 km/h, 481 knots )
  • Maximum speed: Mach 0.89 (594 mph, 955 km/h, 516 kn)
  • Range fully loaded: 6,700 nmi 7,700 mi; 12,400 km
  • Engine (× 4): PW JT9D-7R4G2 GE CF6-80C2B1 RR RB211-524D4

Boeing 747-400ER

First flight: April 29, 1988

The 747-400 introduced a new glass cockpit designed for a flight crew of two instead of three, with a reduction in the number of dials, gauges and knobs from 971 to 365 through the use of electronics. The type also features tail fuel tanks, revised engines, and a new interior.

General characteristics

  • Cockpit crew: 2
  • Seating capacity: 565; optional 660 (1-class)
  • 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: 406,900 lb (184,600 kg)
  • Maximum take-off weight: 910,000 lb (412,775 kg)
  • Cruising speed: Mach 0.855 (570 mph, 918 km/h, 495 kn)
  • Maximum speed: Mach 0.92 (614 mph, 988 km/h, 533 kn)
  • Range fully loaded: 7,670 nmi 8,830 mi; 14,200 km
  • Engine (× 4): PW 4062 GE CF6-80C2B5F RR RB211-524G/H ER: GE CF6-80C2B5F

Boeing 747-8I

First flight: March 20, 2011

The 747-800 uses the same engine and cockpit technology as the 787, hence the use of the “8”. The variant is designed to be quieter, more economical, and more environmentally friendly. The 747-8’s fuselage is lengthened from 232 to 251 feet (70.8 to 76.4 m), marking the first stretch variant of the aircraft. Power is supplied by General Electric GEnx-2B67 engines.

General characteristics

  • Cockpit crew: 2
  • Seating capacity: 605 (maximum)
  • Overall length: 250 ft 2 in (76.25 m)
  • Wingspan: 224 ft 7 in (68.5 m)
  • Overall height: 63 ft 6 in (19.4 m)
  • Operating empty weight: 472,900 lb (214,503 kg)
  • Maximum take-off weight: 987,000 lb (447,696 kg)
  • Cruising speed: Mach 0.855 (570 mph, 918 km/h, 495 kn)
  • Maximum speed: Mach 0.92 (614 mph, 988 km/h, 533 kn)
  • Range fully loaded: 8,000 nmi 9,200 mi; 15,000 km
  • Engine (× 4): GEnx-2B67

Pilatus PC-12

Pilatus PC-12.47E HB-FVY Pilatus Aircraft Factory

  • Role: Passenger and cargo aircraft
  • National origin: Switzerland
  • Manufacturer: Pilatus Aircraft
  • First flight: 31 May 1991
  • Introduction: 1994
  • Status: Active service, in production

Pilatus PC-12 HB-FVJ Privat

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: one or two pilots
  • Capacity: 9 passengers standard, 6-8 executive
  • Payload: 1,500 kg (3,502 lb)
  • Length: 14.40 m (47 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 16.23 m (53 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 4.26 m (14 ft 0 in)
  • Wing area: 25.81 m² (277.8 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 2,761 kg (5,867 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 4,700 kg (10,450 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 4,740 kg (10,450 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67B or -67P turboprop, 895 kW (1,200 shp)
  • Maximum landing: 4,500 kg (9,921 lb)
  • Maximum payload full fuel: 539 kg (1,189 lb)
  • Tail wingspan: 5.20 m (17 ft 1 in)
  • Propeller: Hartzell HC – E4A – 3D/E10477K – 4 blade aluminum
  • Propeller diameter: 2.67 m (8 ft 9 in)
  • Propeller RPM: 1,700 rpm

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 500 km/h (312.5 mph/270 KTAS/280 KTAS @ 20000 ft (PC-12NG))
  • Stall speed: 120 km/h (74.8 mph/ 65 KCAS/66 KCAS (PC-12NG))
  • Service ceiling: 9,150 m (30,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 512 m/min at sea level (1,680 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 174.3 kg/m² (35.7 lb/ft²)
  • Power/mass: 3.7 kg/shp (8.2 lb/shp)
  • Range 0 passenger: 3,389 km (1,830 nm)
  • Range 9 passenger: 2,804 km (1,753 mi) (1,513 nm)
  • Takeoff distance over 15 m (50 ft) obstacle: 701 m (2,300 ft)
  • Takeoff distance ground roll: 450 m (1,475 ft)
  • Landing distance over 15 m (50 ft) obstacle: 558 m (1,830 ft)
  • Landing distance ground roll: 228 m (945 ft)
  • Climb to 30,000 ft: 26.5 minutes
  • Fuel consumption: 360 pounds per hour (54 gph)

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