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Boeing VC-25A

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13th June 2021
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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 VC-25A is the famed 'Air Force One' of the US Airforce. 2 identical aircraft can carry this call-sign, they are fitted out as VVIP transports and command posts for the United State's President. The airframe is based on the 747-200.

Summary data for Boeing 747 VC-25A (747-2G4B)
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers


4 x General Electric CF6 (41500 - 69800 lbf) turbofan engines.

Uses the CF-680C2B, rated at 56700lb thrust.


Dimensions for Boeing 747 VC-25A (747-2G4B)
Length231 ft. 5 in.
Wing Span195 ft. 8 in.
Height63 ft. 8 in.
Empty Weight526,500 lbs.
Max Weight833,000 lbs.


Performance of Boeing 747 VC-25A (747-2G4B)
Max Speed502 kts
Cruise Speed470 kts
Ceiling45,000 ft.
Normal Range6,500nm
Max Range7,800nm (Maximum fuel range-but can be refuelled in flight.)

Updated 10th December 2008

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