Boeing 747-400 is considered one of the most preferred aircraft in the Boeing 747 family worldwide with a seating capacity of 524 in typical two-class configuration and 416 in a three-class configuration. In 1966, when Boeing first announced the creation of a 747 Jumbo Jet, aviation experts criticised the technical specifications and predicted that it would be impossible to fly an aircraft of 'that' size. Over 50,000 employees worked relentlessly in the initial development phase of the 747 family.
Name: Boeing 747-400 Manufacturer: Boeing Capacity: 524 passengers Fuel: 2,16,840 L / 57,283 Gallons Take off weight: 438 t (3,96,900kg) Powerplant: 4 X GE CF6-80C2B5F Cruising speed: 572mph (920km/h) Range: 7252 naut. mile (13,430km)
Terminology Take off weight: The maximum weight that a pilot is allowed to attempt to take off. Powerplant: A part of the propeller unit, it varies according to the capacity, purpose and desired speed of the aircraft. Fuel: Aviation fuels have anti-freezing and anti-explosion properties. Cruising speed: The speed at which an aircraft travels after reaching the set altitude. Average speed of commercial aircraft is 400-500 nauts. Range: This is the maximum distance an aircraft can cover between landing and take off on the basis of its fuel capacity.