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Boeing 747SP

The Boeing 747SP is a four-engined long-range widebody airliner with a capacity of maximum 313 passengers in a partial double deck configuration produced by the American manufacturer Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

The 747SP is a shortened long-range version of Boeing 747-100. 747SP means Special Performance.


Specifications for the Boeing 747SP
Crew 3  
Passengers 297 - 331  
Propulsion 2 Turbofan Engines  
Engine Model Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7AW  
Engine Power (each) 218,4 kN 49100 lbf
alternative Engine Variant    
Engine Model Rolls-Royce RB.211-524C2-19  
Engine Power (each) 225,1 kN 50600 lbf
max. Cruise Speed 991 km/h 535 kts
      616 mph
Speed 1093 km/h 590 kts
      679 mph
Mmo (max. Mach) Mach 0.92  
Service Ceiling 13.747 m 45.100 ft
Range 10.840 km 5.853 NM
    6.736 mi.
Empty Weight 147.717 kg 325.660 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight 299.371 kg 660.000 lbs
max. Landing Weight 204.117 kg 450.000 lbs
Wing Span 59,64 m 195 ft 8 in
Wing Area 511,0 m² 5500 ft²
Length 56,31 m 184 ft 9 in
Height 20,06 m 65 ft 10 in
First Flight 04.07.1975  
Production Status out of production  
Production Range 1976-1989  
Total Production 45  
Developed from Boeing 747-100  
ICAO Code B74S  
IATA Code 74L  
Data for (Version) Boeing 747SP  

Aircraft lost, damaged and hijacked:
Date Aircraft type Reg. Airline Location Fatal Cat.
19-Mar-15 Boeing 747SP-27 7O-YMN Yemen Government Aden Interna... 0 destroyed
11-Dec-06 Boeing 747SP-94 YK-AHB Syrian Arab Airlines Stockholm-Ar... 0 damaged
15-Jan-04 Boeing 747SP-86 EP-IAC Iran Air Beijing-Capi... 0 damaged
05-Oct-98 Boeing 747SP-44 ZS-SPF South African Airways, op.for LAM Maputo Inter... 0 crashed
21-Jun-95 Boeing 747SR-81 JA8146 All Nippon Hakodate Air... 0 hijacked
12-Aug-85 Boeing 747SR-46 JA8119 JAL near Ueno Village... 520 crashed
19-Feb-85 Boeing 747SP-09 N4522V China Airlines near San Fransisc... 0 damaged
04-Apr-79 Boeing 747SP-21 N530PA Pan Am Sydney-Kings... 0+ 1 hijacked
02-Jun-78 Boeing 747SR-46 JA8119 JAL Osaka-Itami ... 0 damaged
09-Apr-75 Boeing 747SR-46   JAL Tokyo 0 hijacked