Boeing B747-400

The growing worldwide demand for air travel during the 1960s led to the development of the 747, the first "Jumbo Jet." Merely recalling the early days of the 747 program "brings sweat to the palms of my hands," Boeing's then-president, William Allen, said years after the giant aircraft had been developed. Requiring the company to risk much of its net worth, the development of the world's largest passenger aircraft was a formidable undertaking. It is taller than a six-story building, has seating for 374 passengers (up to 550 in some configurations), a takeoff weight of more than 300 tons (or ten fully-loaded 18 wheel trucks), and enough fuel in its tanks to power a small automobile around the globe 36 times. The 747 is one the most recognizable aircraft in the world and represents a milestone in the evolution of aviation design. The Boeing 747-400 was also a big part of Malaysia Airlines. It was replaced by the Airbus A380-800 and retired in 2012.

Statistics & Information

ICAO
B744
Name
Boeing B747-400
Operator
Malaysia Airlines
PAX
359
Crew
2
Cargo
25,000.00kg
MTOW
412,769
MLW
222,000
MZFW
187,016
Total in Fleet
1
Service Ceiling
42,100ft
Range
7,585nm
Max Speed
504kts
Wingspan
64.00m
Length
71.00m
Height
19.00m
Engine Type
CF6-80C2