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  Boeing 747 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Boeing 747SP refitted as the SOFIA astronomical observatory
Boeing announced a new 747 model, the 747-8 (referred to as the 747 Advanced prior to launch) on November 14, 2005, which will use same engine and cockpit technology as the 787 (It was decided to call it the 747-8 because of the technology it will share with the 787 Dreamliner).
Boeing was keen to discourage the media and the public from using the term "jumbo jet" for the 747, but their efforts were in vain and now the term is synonymous with the 747.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boeing_747   (5928 words)

 Boeing 747-400 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Boeing 747-400 is the only model of the Boeing 747 in production and will remain the largest commercial airliner in service until the introduction of the Airbus A380 in late 2006.
The 747-400 was announced by Boeing in October 1985, was rolled out in January 1988 and first flew on April 29, 1988.
Boeing announced in October 2003 that due to the high cost of marine shipping, air transport will be the primary method of transporting parts for the Boeing 787.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boeing_747-400   (1147 words)

 Boeing 747 aircraft airliner facts dates and history
Boeing lost the contract to Lockheed 's C-5 Galaxy but came under pressure from its most loyal airline customer Pan Am to develop a giant passenger plane which would be over twice the size of the 707.
Boeing took the shrewd move and designed the 747 so that it could easily be adapted to carry freight, knowing that when sales of the passenger version dried up, it could remain in production as a cargo aircraft.
The massive cost of developing the 747 and building the Everett factory meant that Boeing had gambled its very existence on the 747's success, and the company was nearly bankrupted in the early 1970s.
www.aviationexplorer.com /747_facts.htm   (1142 words)

 Aviation Video: Boeing 747-400 - KLM
Boeing lost the contract to Lockheed's C-5 Galaxy but came under pressure from its most loyal airline customer, Pan Am, to develop a giant passenger plane which would be over twice the size of the 707.
Boeing made the shrewd move and designed the 747 so that it could easily be adapted to carry freight, knowing that when sales of the passenger version dried up it could remain in production as a cargo aircraft.
Boeing is now working with airlines to create a new 747 design called the Boeing 747 Advanced which will use the same engine and cockpit technology as the 787.
www.flightlevel350.com /viewer.php?id=765   (2164 words)

 PBS - Chasing the Sun - Boeing 747
Just as Boeing agreed in 1965 to develop the 747 at Pan Am's urging, the Lyndon Johnson Administration embarked on a national austerity program.
With a width of over 19 feet, the 747 appears from inside the cabin to be enclosed by nearly vertical fuselage walls.
The Boeing 747 was honored with a United States postage stamp as one of the most significant technological advances of the 20th Century - along with the Wright Brothers' first flight and Charles Lindbergh's crossing of the Atlantic.
www.pbs.org /kcet/chasingthesun/planes/747.html   (503 words)

 TransLink Virtual Airlines - Boeing 747-400
Instantly recognized by passengers around the world, the Boeing 747 is in a class by itself.
While designing the 747-400, Boeing engineers discovered that the kind of wing shape needed by the airplane created a whirling pattern, called a vortex, at the wingtip while the airplane moved through the air at cruising speed.
Boeing also recontoured the wing-to-body fairing for drag improvement and achieved additional efficiency from newly designed nacelles and struts for the airplane's advanced engines: the General Electric CF6-80C2, the Pratt and Whitney PW4000 and the Rolls-Royce RB211.
members.shaw.ca /translink/ac-7474.htm   (1204 words)

 Aerospace Technology - Boeing 747-400 Airliner
Boeing originally designed the 747 in the 1960s for the US Air Force's large jet cargo transport programme.
The 747 project was a massive undertaking and Boeing erected a facility on the 773-acre site at Paine Field, Everett, 30 miles north of Seattle, Washington.
Boeing's suppliers such as GKN, Daewoo, Fuji Heavy Industries, Parker Aerospace and Yokohama Rubber have enabled airframe weight to be reduced in a number of areas by using composite materials such as graphite-epoxy, special aluminium alloys and honeycomb materials.
www.aerospace-technology.com /projects/747   (1447 words)

 FLUG REVUE April 1999: Boeing 747 history
It was alleged that Boeing designed the hunchback to enable wealthy captains to sit on their thick wallets and not bump their heads.
The 747 team was under enormous pressure to succeed, not only because the factory had cost $200million.
Until then the Boeing 747 is and remains a prime example for technological performance.
www.flug-revue.rotor.com /FRheft/FRH9904/FR9904e.htm   (2262 words)

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Boeing knew that it had to compete in the field and to save time it looked into shortening the 747 fuselage instead of developing a new aircraft.
Boeing anticipates that as many as 40 -300's could be converted to freighters during the next 20 years.
In May 1985 Boeing announced that it was to develop the 747-400 - an advanced evolution of the 747-300.
members.tripod.com /Craigs_Airlines/boeing747.htm   (1172 words)

 Boeing 747
The Boeing 747 was first of the wide-body turbo fan-powered transports to enter airline service.
The high-lift system employed on the 747 is typical of Boeing practice and consists of trailing-edge triple-slotted flaps, similar to those employed on the 727, and leading-edge flaps.
The particular seating arrangement utilized is dictated by the airline using, the aircraft and is based on the passenger density anticipated on the various routes served by the aircraft.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/aircraft/b747.htm   (865 words)

 Boeing 747 - Simple English Wikipedia
Boeing 747 or Jumbo Jet is a type of airplane.
Boeing built it in the 1960's and was first commericaly used in 1970.
It is a doubledecker plane; and is one of the only boeing aircrafts that flies over seas.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boeing_747   (113 words)

 Boeing 747-400   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Currently the only 747 model in production, the 747-400 incorporates major aerodynamic improvements over earlier 747 models, including the addition of winglets to reduce drag, new avionics, a new flight deck and the latest in-flight entertainment systems.
And, the 747 continues to be the world's fastest subsonic jetliner, cruising at Mach.85 -- or 85 percent of the speed of sound.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes is developing a new family for the large-airplane, long-range market.
www.bavirtual.co.uk /ops/fleet/classic/b7474landor.htm   (389 words)

 Aircraft-Info.net - Boeing 747-400 Information
Boeing launched its 747 program in 1966 when Pan Am placed an order for 25 of the giant double-decker jets.
After delivering 167 of the original 747-100s, Boeing moved on to the more powerful 747-100B and then delivered 225 of the 747-200 series which carried a standard load of 374 passengers.
In the post-war era, Boeing continued making military aircraft such as the B-47 and B-52 bombers but also recognized the huge market for commercial jet aircraft and thus developed the 707 which would help revolutionize air travel.
www.aircraft-info.net /aircraft/jet_aircraft/boeing/747-400   (369 words)

 Boeing 747 specifications and history
Boeing has been the world leader in civilian air cargo since the 707 Freighter was introduced 30 years ago.
Boeing's new-technology 747-400 Freighter is the all-cargo transport member of the 747-400 family.
Boeing has been the world leader in civilian air cargo since the 707 Freighter was introduced more than 30 years ago.
www.montereypeninsulaairport.com /747specsheet.html   (3969 words)

 Aerospaceweb.org | Aircraft Museum - Boeing 747
Boeing even went so far as to build an entirely new factory for 747 production because the aircraft was so much larger than its predecessors.
Despite its bulk, the 747 was designed to be as similar to smaller Boeing designs, like the 707 and 727, as possible to ease crew familiarization and airport compatability.
Boeing hopes that these improvements will keep the 747 line competitive with the Airbus A380.
www.aerospaceweb.org /aircraft/jetliner/b747   (978 words)

 Airbus A380 vs Boeing 747 | mono   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Recall, the 747 has been continually modified over 4 decades since its launch in the 1960’s, and the basis of its structure is virtually unchanged whereas the A380 is a completely NEW 21st century design.
Boeing is going for point to point traffic and the possibility to open more airports to more destinations giving travelers more option.
It is not to say that the 747 advanced with 30ft of extra fuselage is not going to compete directly with the A380 the difference is the Boeing is not spending as much time with high capacity aircraft.
larsholst.info /blog/2005/01/20/airbus-a380-vs-boeing-747   (3096 words)

 Airliners.net: Boeing 747-400
Boeing launched the 747-400 in October 1985 and the first development aircraft first flew on April 29 1988.
The first 747-400ER was rolled out in June 2002, and flew for the first time on July 31, 2002, and this was the 1308th 747 to fly.
Boeing is currently proposing the 747-400XQLR (Quiet Longer Range) to 747-size customers which will offer more range, more quiet, and more features.
www.airliners.net /info/stats.main?id=100   (712 words)

 Airliners.net: Boeing 747-100 & 200
Far bigger than anything before it, the 747 slashed operating costs per seat and thus cut the cost of long haul international airline travel.
Boeing conceived the 747 in the mid 1960s following its failure to secure a US Air Force contract for an ultra large strategic transport (which resulted in the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy), when it identified a market for a high capacity 'jumbo jet'.
Boeing was able to draw upon design experience with the USAF transport and launched the new airliner on July 25 1966.
www.airliners.net /info/stats.main?id=97   (527 words)

 British Airways - Fleet
The Boeing 747-400 wide bodied aircraft is operated on longhaul routes, mainly to North and South America, South Africa, the Far East and Australasia.
We operate Boeing 767 wide bodied aircraft on both longhaul and shorthaul routes to the Caribbean and Europe.
Boeing 737 aircraft operate on shorthaul European and UK domestic routes.
www.britishairways.com /travel/bafleet/public/en_gb   (341 words)

 Boeing 747 Gifts
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 Boeing 747 Advanced
Boeing first proposed its Advanced 747 several years ago, in an era in which airlines were looking for segment low cost seat miles.
So long as the Boeing 747 Advanced has low seat mile costs and reasonable break-ven load factors, the plane will be successful.
Boeing is now a second Class citizen in the airliner world
yeald.com /Yeald/a/34461/boeing_747_advanced.html;jsessionid=8ED2F45...   (299 words)

 Calipso: Aircraft: Boeing 747 {Information and history on my favorite commercial plane.}
Made possible by dramatic progress with large jet engines, so large that a man can stand in their air intakes, the Boeing 747 suddenly made airline travel accessible to millions who had never flown before.
The 747 first flew in 1969, and it was several years before the number of people snapping up tickets justified such a colossal investment.
Today, the 747 is still impressive for its size and awesome when seen close-up.
www.gocalipso.com /aircraft/boeing747/boeing747.php   (1665 words)

 Boeing 747 Extreme Landing. Video
Not only does this chap misjudge the turn, and then not make the correct decision to go around, he then compunds the error by landing short of the actual runway itself...the single white arrows demark that area of the runway which may be used for take-off, but NOT for touch down.
Having said all this, I will admit to having seen worse, including one aircraft (also a 747), which not only misjudged the turn, but landed long, and facing at approximately 45 degrees to the runway centreline.
Fortunately, Mr Boeing does build exceedingly strong aircraft, and not only did the aircraft in question survive landing effectively sideways, but the next departure by the same aircraft was made on time, about one hour later!
www.metacafe.com /watch/30410/boeing_747_extreme_landing   (1204 words)

 Fatal Boeing 747 Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Because of limited visibility and communications difficulties between air traffic control and the KLM aircraft, the KLM 747 started its takeoff while the Pan Am aircraft was on the same runway.
Because of limited visibility and communications difficulties between air traffic control and a KLM 747 aircraft, the KLM 747 started its takeoff and collided with the Pan Am 747 that was taxiing on the same runway.
All 234 passengers and 14 crew on the KLM 747 were killed.
www.airsafe.com /events/models/boeing.htm   (1896 words)

 Science Museum - History of Flight - Boeing 747   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The world's largest passenger aeroplane, the Boeing 747 carries up to 400 people.
The extra capacity in fact lowered operating costs and, as the major airlines adopted the 747, fares fell, producing a second revolution in jet transport that made international travel almost routine.
A section of a Boeing 747 was cut for the Museum by Boeing in 1992 and is now on display.
www.sciencemuseum.org.uk /on-line/flight/flight/747.asp   (175 words)

 Boeing 747   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Country of origin of Boeing 747 is United States of America.
In mid-60s there was a huge amount of air traffic as a lot of people started traveling.
For that reason Boeing introduced the 20th century’s largest passenger plane without a competitor.
www.boeing-747.info   (60 words)

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