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Boeing 747-400

The Boeing 747-400 is a four-engined long-range widebody airliner with a capacity of maximum 660 passengers in a partial double deck configuration produced by the American manufacturer Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The 747-400 was also produced as a cargo freighter.

The Boeing 747-400 is a development of the Boeing 747-300 with a slightly increased wing span and winglets, with more powerful engines and a two man crew cockpit. The engine options are: Pratt and Whitney PW4000, General Electric CF6-80C2B1F/B5F or Rolls-Royce RB211-524G2-19/G3-19/H2-19/G2-T-19/G3-T-19/H2-T-19.


Specifications for the Boeing 747-400
Crew 2  
Passengers 416 / 524, max. 660  
Propulsion 4 Turbofan Engines  
Engine Model Pratt & Whitney PW4062A  
Engine Power (each) 275,8 kN 62000 lbf
alternative Engine Variant    
Engine Model General Electric CF6-80C2B1F  
Engine Power (each) 254,3 kN 57160 lbf
Speed 982 km/h 530 kts
      610 mph
Mmo (max. Mach) Mach 0.92  
Service Ceiling 13.747 m 45.100 ft
Range 13.449 km 7.262 NM
    8.357 mi.
Empty Weight 184.567 kg 406.900 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight 412.770 kg 910.000 lbs
max. Landing Weight 295.743 kg 652.000 lbs
Wing Span 64,40 m 211 ft 3 in
Wing Area 541,2 m² 5825 ft²
Length 70,60 m 231 ft 8 in
Height 19,41 m 63 ft 8 in
First Flight 29.04.1988  
Production Status out of production  
Production Range 1988-2009  
Total Production 694  
Developed from Boeing 747-300  
ICAO Code B744  
IATA Code 744 74E 74J 74Y  
Data for (Version) Boeing 747-400ER  
Variants 747-400F, 747-400M, 747-400D, 747-400ER, 747-400ERF, 747-400BCF  

Aircraft lost, damaged and hijacked:
Date Aircraft type Reg. Airline Location Fatal Cat.
16-Jan-17 Boeing 747-412F TC-MCL THY, lsf MyCargo Airlines near Bishkek-Mana... 4+ 35 crashed
17-Jun-15 Boeing 747-451 N664US Delta Air Lines over China 0 crashed
22-Dec-13 Boeing 747-436 G-BNLL British Airways Johannesburg... 0 crashed
29-Apr-13 Boeing 747-428BCF N949CA National Airlines (National Air Cargo) Bagram Air B... 7 crashed
30-May-12 Boeing 747-45EF B-16481 Eva Air Chicago-O'Ha... 0 damaged
28-Jul-11 Boeing 747-48EF HL7604 Asiana Airlines near Jeju, South ... 2 crashed
03-Sep-10 Boeing 747-44AF (SCD) N571UP UPS near Dubai Airpor... 2 crashed
21-Jan-10 Boeing 747-4R7F LX-OCV Cargolux Luxembourg-F... 0 damaged
04-Sep-09 Boeing 747-437 VT-ESM Air India Mumbai-Chhat... 0 crashed
03-Aug-08 Boeing 747-481D JA8955 All Nippon Bangkok-Don ... 0 destroyed
25-Jul-08 Boeing 747-438 VH-OJK Qantas near Manila, Phil... 0 damaged
31-Oct-06 Boeing 747-430 D-ABVY Lufthansa Newark-Liber... 0 damaged
15-May-06 Boeing 747-430 D-ABTK Lufthansa Frankfurt In... 0 damaged
23-Mar-04 Boeing 747-436 G-BNLK British Airways London-Heath... 0 damaged
12-Mar-03 Boeing 747-412 9V-SMT Singapore Airlines Auckland Int... 0 damaged
29-Dec-00 Boeing 747-436   British Airways Nairobi-Jomo... 0 hijacked
31-Oct-00 Boeing 747-412 9V-SPK Singapore Airlines Taipei-Chian... 83 crashed
23-Sep-99 Boeing 747-438 VH-OJH Qantas Bangkok Inte... 0 damaged
23-Jul-99 Boeing 747-481D JA8966 All Nippon near Tokyo 1 hijacked
05-Aug-98 Boeing 747-4B5 HL7496 Korean Air Seoul-Kimpo ... 0 crashed
04-Nov-93 Boeing 747-409 B-165 China Airlines Hong Kong-Ka... 0 crashed
12-Sep-93 Boeing 747-428 F-GITA Air France Papeete-Faaa... 0 damaged
27-Aug-90 Boeing 747-422 N174UA United Airlines Los Angeles ... 0 damaged
15-Dec-89 Boeing 747-406 PH-BFC KLM near Anchorage, AK 0 damaged