BASE PRICE: $ 418,400,000
INTERIOR BUDGET: $ 150M - $ 280M
The 747-8 is the third generation of the original late 1960s 747 double-deck four engines wide-body airplane developed by US-based Aerospace conglomerate Boeing.
Introduced by PAN American World Airways (Pan Am) on January 22, 1970, the 747 long-range and large seat capacity revolutionize the air transport industry by highly reducing the operating costs per seats, enabling more affordable airfares. Since its introduction, the 747 design continued evolving with newer stretched models offering higher seats capacity and more fuel-efficient engines.
The 747-400 model introduced in 1989 was the most successful member of the 747 Family, proven popular in both passenger and freighter versions.
Launched in 2005, The 747-8 is the most advanced 747 ever build, featuring a large amount of 787 developed technologies including the General Electric GEnx-2B67 engines. Very popular with cargo operator thanks to the large nose cargo door, this latest generation model did suffer from very slow sales of the passenger version 747-8I as airlines preferred the more fuel-efficient twin-engine Boeing 777 and Airbus A350 to replace their previous 747 long-haul fleet.
The 747-8 is still the preferred VVIP and Head of state transportation airplane. it has been selected for the next Air Force One presidential aircraft under VC-25B designation, replacing the current 747-200 based, heavily modified VC-25A.
|100 Passengers Range*||8,875 nm|
|Maximum Speed||M 0.9|
|High-Speed Cruise||M 0.86|
|Takeoff Distance||10,200 ft|
|Maximum Cruise Altitude||43,100 ft|
|Maximum Takeoff||987,000 lbs|
|Maximum Landing||688,000 lbs|
|Maximum Zero Fuel||651,000 lbs|
|Basic Operating||536,100 lbs|
|Interior Allowance||100,000 lbs|
|Usable Fuel||63,030 USG|
Typical Floor Plans
|Cabin Height (Main Deck)||–|
|Cabin Width (Main Deck)||–|
|Cabin Length (Main Deck)||–|
|Cabin Height (Upper Deck)||–|
|Cabin Width (Upper Deck)||–|
|Cabin Length (Upper Deck)||–|
|Total Floor Area||4,786 ft2|
|Total Floor Area (With Overhead Space)||5,179 ft2|
The 747 major cockpit updates were introduced with the 747-400 model that entered service in 1989 featuring a 777 like glass cockpit with six interchangeable screens configured in a dual PFD (Primary Flight Display)/ND(Navigation Display) installed in front of each crew and centrally installed dual EICAS(Engine Indication and Crew Alert System) Displays. The 747-8 introduces few new digital features over its 747-400 predecessors including Electronic checklist and Moving map on the Navigation Display.
The 747 feature an upper deck flight deck allowing for very good surround visibility. a bathroom and rest quarters are installed behind the flight deck door allowing pilots to access the restroom without the need of opening the cockpit door.