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General Electric CF6 Engine

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Currently certified on 15 commercial and military aircrafts and having a static thrust of 59,000 lbs, a massive increased fan diameter of 93 inches, the GE CF6-80C2 is the powerhouse for models including including the B747-400 & MD-11.
The CF6-80C2 is also certified for ETOPS-180 for the A300, Airbus A310, B767, KC-767A/J, E-767J, Kawasaki C-2, and, as the F138, the C-5M Super Galaxy and VC-25A. China Airlines Cargo B747-400F, B-18722 getting prepped for her inaugural departure to Amsterdam from Mumbai under a nice colourful morning sky.
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General Electric CF6 Engine

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16th November 2019
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Air China Cargo

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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 400F is an all freight version and can be easily distinguished from the passenger version by its shorter upper-deck hump. It has a cargo capacity of Main Deck: 30 pallets; Lower Deck: 32 LD-1 containers.

Summary data for Boeing 747 400F
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers


4 x General Electric CF6 (41500 - 69800 lbf), Pratt & Whitney PW4000 (52000 - 99040 lbf) or Rolls Royce RB211-524 Series (42000 - 60600 lbf) turbofan engines.


Dimensions for Boeing 747 400F
Length231 ft. 10 in.
Wing Span211 ft. 5 in.
Height63 ft. 5 in.
Empty Weight393,263 lbs.
Max Weight875,000 lbs.


Performance of Boeing 747 400F
Max Speed608 mph
Cruise Speed567 mph
Ceiling35,000 ft.
Normal Range5,000nm
Max Range7,260nm (at MTOW)

Updated 22nd November 2008

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