Boeing 747 & Space Shuttle

Aircraft Data

The Boeing 747 often referred to by the nickname "Jumbo Jet" is among the world's most recognizable and most successful commercial aircraft used by many of the worlds leading airlines primarily for long haul international routes

The 747-100 was the original variant and entered service with Pan Am in 1970. Many of the remaining in service aircraft have over the years been converted to all freighter operations

Summary data for Boeing 747 100
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
USA1969250203366 - 500

Power

4 x Pratt & Whitney JT9D (45800 - 56000 lbf) or Rolls Royce RB211-524 Series (42000 - 60600 lbf) turbofan engines.


Dimensions

Dimensions for Boeing 747 100
Length231 ft. 10 in.
Wing Span195 ft. 8 in.
Height63 ft. 5 in.
Empty Weight358,000 lbs.
Max Weight750,000 lbs.

Performance

Performance of Boeing 747 100
Max Speed587 mph
Cruise Speed555 mph
Ceiling35,000 ft.
Normal Range5,300nm (at MTOW)
Max Range6,900nm

Updated 2nd June 2011

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Boeing 747 & Space Shuttle

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17th April 2012
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