The Boeing 747-400 model first entered service in 1989 with Northwest Airlines.
Range: 13,214 km (7.135 nm) - Passengers in 3 class configuration: 420.
2002 : with Lufthansa in Frankfurt
2003 :with KLM in Amsterdam
2004 : with British airways in Seattle, with Thai in Copenhagen
In 2005 the 747-400 was used by: British airways (56), United (44), Japan airlines (42), Lufthansa (30), Singapore airlines (27), Qantas (24), Korean Air (24), ANA (23), Asiana (22), KLM (22), Cathey Pacific (19), Thai (18), Malaysia airlines (17), Northwest (16), Air France (16), Eva air (15), China airlines (15), Air India (11), Air New Zealand (8), El Al (5), Saudi Arabian (5), Philipinne airlines (4), Royal Air Maroc (1), ... for passenger transport.
Design range with 420 three class pax at 396,895kg (875,000lb) MTOW: 13,491km (7284nm) with PW-4000s, or 13,444km (7259nm) with GEs and 13,214km (7135nm) with RB-211s.
747-400 long range cruising speed : 907km/h (490kt). 747-400 Max cruising speed 939km/h (507kt).
Orders for the 747-400 as of August 2002 stood at 632 (of which 17 ER/ERF), of which 585 had been delivered.
In 2006 most of the more than 600 delivered Boeing 747-400 were still in service, just some passenger aircraft being converted to Freighters. The Boeing 747-400Freighter had been selling well in 2005. With it's 56 Boeing 747-400 British airways is the largest operator of the type in 2005.
Variants: 747-400ER, 747-400 Freighter
Total 747 sales stood at 1356. In 2005 the -400 series was the only series still in production.
The first 747-400ER was delivered in 2002.
The 747-400 externally resembles the -300, but it is a significantly improved aircraft. It added 6ft(2m) wing tip entensions and 6ft(2m) winglets, an all-new glass cockpit which dispensed with the need for a flight engineer, tail fuel tanks, revised engines, an all-new interior, and newer in-flight entertainment to the basic design of the -300 series.
In 2005 the 747-800 was lanched as a cargo airplane to be devoped. Cargolux and UPS had placed orders. The passenger version of the 747-800 had no orders.
By May 2005, a total of 1382 aircraft have been built or ordered in various 747 configurations, making it a profitable product for Boeing. The basic 747-100 entered service in January 1970.
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