Boeing 747-200

Boeing 747-287B LV-OOZ Aerolineas Argentinas
Boeing 747-287B LV-OOZ Aerolineas Argentinas

Progressive development of the 747 led to the 747-200B with higher weights, more powerful engines and longer range. The -200B first flew in October 1970 entering service with KLM. Developments include the 747-200F freighter, the SR (short range) optimized for high cycle short sector operations and the C (Combi).

Boeing 747-200 variants:

  • Boeing 747-200B standard passenger airplane.
  • Boeing 747-200B Combi similar to the 747-200B except for a left-side main-deck cargo door aft of the wing, for loading of palletized or containerized cargo.
  • Boeing 747-200BSUD Stretched Upper Deck, conversion of 11 airplanes.
  • Boeing 747-200C similar to the 747-200B except for a nose cargo door and a optional main-deck side cargo door. It is convertible to partial or total cargo configuration.
  • Boeing 747-200F freighter airplane it has a nose cargo door and a optional main-deck side cargo door.
  • Boeing E-4B Advanced Airborne National Command Post.
  • Boeing VC-25A Presidential aircraft of the President of the United States of America (Air Force One).
Developing nation: United States of America
Manufacturer/designer: Boeing Commercial Airplane Company.
Production line: Everett, WA.
Type aircraft: Long range high capacity wide body airliner.
First flight: – 747-200B October 11, 1970, N611US.
– 747-200F November 30, 1971, N1794B.
– 747-200C March 23, 1973, N747WA.
– 747-200M November 18, 1974, N8297V.
First delivery: – 747-200B January 15, 1971 to KLM.
– 747-200F March 10, 1972 to Lufthansa.
– 747-200C April 30, 1973 to World Airways.
– 747-200M March 7, 1975 to Air Canada.
Last delivery: – 747-200B December 1990 to USAF.
– 747-200F November 1991 to Nippon Cargo Airways.
– 747-200C September 1988 to Martinair.
– 747-200M December 12, 1989 to Abu Dhabi Government (UAE).
Boeing 747-200B
Cockpit crew: two pilots and a flight engineer.
Passengers single class: – 539.
Passengers two class main deck: – 32 first class.
– 388 economy class.
Passengers three class main deck: – 22 first class.
– 84 business class.
– 131 economy class.
Upper deck seating options: – 15 place lounge.
– 8 first class plus 11 place lounge.
– 16 first class sleeper seats.
– 32 – 45 economy class.
Cabin length: 57,00 m.
Cabin diameter: 6,13 m.
Cabin height: 2,54 m.
Cabin volume: 516 m2.
Baggage compartment: 28,3 m3.
Cargo volume: – main deck 516 m3.
– under floor 149,96 m3.
– bulk under floor 28,3 m3.
– total load 694 m3.
LD3 Containers in belly: 30.
Standard 2.24m x 3.18m pallets: – main cargo deck of freighter 28.
Standard 2.24m x 2.99m pallets: – main cargo deck of freighter 30.
Wing span: 59,64 m.
Wing area: 510,97 sq m.
Wing sweep: 37.5degrees.
Fuselage length: 70,66 m.
Fuselage diameter: 6,49 m.
Height: 19,33 m.
Horizontal tail unit: 22,17 m.
Wheelbase: 25,62 m.
Track: 10,36 m.
Engines: – four Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7AW each rated 205.3 kN.
– four Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7J each rated 222.4 kN.
– four Pratt & Whitney?JT9D-7R4G2 each rated 243.5 kN.
– four General Electric CF6-50E2 each rated 230.4 kN.
– four Rolls RoyceRB211-524D4 each rated 231.3 kN.
Weight: – empty:170.600 Kg.
– max. zero-fuel weight: 238.780 Kg.
– fuel: 198.370 liters.
– max. payload: 68.180 Kg.
Max. take off weight: 377.800 Kg.
Max. landing weight: 285.700 Kg.
Cruise speed: 939 km/h.
Max. speed: 969 km/h.
Landing speed: 259 km/h.
Max. ceiling: 13.716m.
Range: 13.149 km.
Performance: – take-off run 3.170 m at max. take-off weight.
– landing run  2.121 m at max. landing weight.
Boeing 747-200C*
Upper deck seating options: – 15 place lounge.
– 8 first class plus 11 place lounge.
– 16 first class sleeper seats.
– 32 – 45 economy class.
Engines: – four Pratt & Whitney?JT9D-7AW each rated 205.3 kN.
– four Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7FW each rated? 213.5 kN.
– four Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7Q each rated 235.75 kN.
– four General Electric CF6-50E2 each rated 243.5 kN.
Weight: – empty: 164.030 Kg.
– max. zero-fuel weight: 267.570 Kg.
– fuel: 198.370 liters.
– max. payload: 130.340 Kg.
Max. take off weight: 377.800 Kg.
Max. landing weight: 285.700 Kg.

* Generally similar to the Boeing 747-200B except in the following particulars.

Boeing 747-200F*
Upper deck seating options: – 3 place crew lounge.
– 20 economy class seats.
Cargo volume: – main deck 516 m3.
– under floor149,96 m3.
– bulk under floor 28,3 m3.
– total load 694 m3.
LD3 Containers in belly: 30.
Standard 2.24m x 3.18m pallets: – main cargo deck of freighter 28.
Standard 2.24m x 2.99m pallets: – main cargo deck of freighter 30.
Engines: – four Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7AW each rated 205.3 kN.
– four Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7FW each rated? 213.5 kN.
– four Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7Q each rated 235.75 kN.
– four General Electric CF6-50E2 each rated 243.5 kN.
– four Rolls Royce RB211-524D4 each rated 231.3 kN.
Weight: – empty: 155.180 Kg.
– max. zero-fuel weight: 267.570 Kg.
– fuel: 198.370 liters.- max. payload: 112.390 Kg.
Max. take off weight: 377.800 Kg.
Max. landing weight: 285.700 Kg.
Boeing 747 built of each type:
– 225 Boeing 747-200B.
– 78 Boeing 747-200C.
– 73 Boeing 747-200F.
– 13 Boeing 747-200CF.
– 11 Boeing 747-200SUD.*
– 4 Boeing E-4B-BN
– 2 Boeing VC-25A

24 Boeing 747-200 were lost in accidents:

23jul1973 JA8109 Boeing 747-246B Japan Air Lines hijacked by four men and a woman just after leaving Amsterdam, the aircraft was then flown to Benghazi-Benina International Airport, Libya. Where the aircraft was blown up. 0 fatalities / 0 on board.

27mar1977 PH-BUF Boeing 747-206B KLM hit Boeing 747-121 N736PA of Pan Am during take-off at the runway of Tenerife-Norte Los Rodeos Airport, Spain. 248 fatalities / 248 on board, collision casualties 335.

01jan1978 VT-EBD Boeing 747-237B Air India crashed en route in Arabian Sea, off-shore Bandra, India. 213 fatalities / 213 on board.

19nov1980 HL7445 Boeing 747-2B5B Korean Air Lines crashed on runway 14 of Seoul-Kimpo International Airport, South-Korea broke up and caught fire. 14 fatalities / 212 on board.

01sep1983 HL7442 Boeing 747-230B Korean Air Lines Soviet Sukhoi Su-15 fighters fired two air-to-air missiles and struck the Boeing, west off Sakhalinsk (Okhotsk Sea) Pacific Ocean. 269 fatalities / 269 on board.

27nov1983 HK-2910 Boeing 747-283B Avianca crashed in approach 12 km SE of Madrid-Barajas Airport, Spain. 181 fatalities / 192 on board.

23jun1985 VT-EFO Boeing 747-237B Air India an explosion had occurred at FL310, causing a rapid decompression, followed by an in-flight break-up. The 747 crashed 176 km W off Cork, Ireland in the Atlantic Ocean. 329 fatalities / 329 on board.

12aug1985 JA8119 Boeing 747SR-46 Japan Air Lines crashed near Tokyo, Japan. 520 fatalities / 524 on board.

02dec1985 F-GCBC Boeing 747-228B Air France veered off the runway on landing, crossed a ditch and collided with a concrete ramp at Rio de Janeiro-Galeao International Airport, Brazil. 0 fatalities / 273 on board.

28nov1987 ZS-SAS Boeing 747-244B South-African Airways a fire had started in the cargo pallet at position PR. The aircraft had somehow lost control, broke up and crashed into the Ocean. 159 fatalities / 159 on board.

19feb1989 N807FT Boeing 747-249F Flying Tiger Line The aircraft descended below minimum altitude and crashed into a hillside at 180m, 12 km from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 4 fatalities / 4 on board.

07may1990 VT-EBO Boeing 747-237B Air India after landing at Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport, India the 747 was damaged beyond repair. 0 fatalities / 215 on board.

29dec1991 B-198 Boeing 747-2R7F China Airlines It appeared that the no. 3 engine had separated from the wing. The engine struck the no. 4 engine, which separated also. And crashed near Wanli, Taiwan. 5 fatalities / 5 on board.

04oct1992 4X-AXG Boeing 747-258F El Al After take-off from Schiphol, Amsterdam Airport, the Netherlands the El Al crew reported that the no. 3 and 4 engine were out and that they were having flap problems. While reducing speed in preparation for the final approach, control was lost and the aircraft crashed into an eleven-floor apartment building the Bijlmermeer suburb of Amsterdam. 4 fatalities / 4 on board, ground casualties 47.

05mar1999 F-GPAN Boeing 747-2B3F(SCD) Air France the aircraft touched down but the nose struck the runway, because the nosegear was not down (or not locked). The plane skidded and came to rest at 7000 feet down the runway of Chennai Airport in India. 0 fatalities / 5 on board.

22dec1999 HL7451 Boeing 747-2B5F(SCD) Korean Air crashed near Great Hallingbury, UK in initial climb from London-Stansted Airport, UK. 4 fatalities / 4 on board.

05nov2000 TJ-CAB Boeing 747-2H7B(SCD) Cameroon Airlines during landing on runway 09R at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, France. About 1700m down the runway the plane went off the right side. The 747 ran across a drainage ditch, causing the nose gear to be torn off. It appeared that the number one engine reverser was not activated and the engine was operating at full power. 0 fatalities / 203 on board.

27nov2001 9G-MKI Boeing 747-246F MK Airlines on approach of Port Harcourt Airport, Nigeria. The Boeing 747 freighter crashed about 700m short of the runway. The front section broke away from the fuselage. A fire erupted in the main fuselage. 1 fatality / 13 on board.

25may2002 B-18255 Boeing 747-209B China Airlines crashed en route 45 km NE off Penghu islands, Taiwan, because of Multiple Site Damage (MSD), including a 15.1-inch through thickness main fatigue crack and some small fatigue cracks. 225 fatalities / 225 on board.

150ct2004 9G-MKJ Boeing 747-244BSF MK Airlines crashed in take-off at Halifax International Airport, NS Canada. 7 fatalities / 7 on board.

07nov2004 TF-ARR Boeing 747-230F(SCD) Air Atlanta Cargo The aircraft had aborted the takeoff and could not be brought to a halt on the runway. Reportedly, some tires burst, the undercarriage collapsed and the left wing as well as fuselage received substantial structural damage, this happened at? Sharjah Airport, United Arab Emirates. 0 fatalities / 4 on board.

24jan2005 N808MC Boeing 747-212BSF Atlas Air on a cargo flight to Dusseldorf, Germany on behalf of Emirates. After landing on runway 23L the airplane could not be stopped on the runway. It overran the snow covered runway, hitting the localizer antenna and some poles of the approach lighting system. 0 fatalities / 3 on board.

19aug2005 N627US Boeing 747-251B Northwest written-off after an landing incident, the 747 suffered a collapse of the nose gear during land roll-out at Agana IAP, Guam. 0 fatalities / 334 on board.

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