Boeing 747-300

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Boeing’s 747-300 model introduced the distinctive stretched upper deck which can seat up to 69 economy class passengers. Compared to the -200, the -300’s upper deck is stretched aft by 7.11 m. The Boeing 747-300 is essentially little changed from the 747-200 and features the same takeoff weight and engine options. 747-300 variants include the 747-300M Combi and the short range 747-300SR built for Japan Air Lines for domestic Japanese services.

Boeing 747-300 variants:

  • Boeing 747-300 Passenger aircraft.
  • Boeing 747-300M Combi passenger / cargo with left-side main-deck cargo door aft of the wing.
  • Boeing 747-300SR Short-Range passenger aircraft for high-capacity transport on short routes.
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: – 747-300/SR October 5, 1982 N6005C.
– 747-300M February 14, 1983, N4548M.
First delivery: – 747-300/SR March 1, 1983 to UTA.
– 747-300M March 5 1983 to Swissair.
Last delivery: – 747-300/SR October 1988 to Japan Asia.
– 747-300M September 1990 to SABENA.
Boeing 747-300
Cockpit crew: two pilots and a flight engineer.
Passengers single class: 565.
Passengers two class main deck: – 30 first class.
– 535 economy class.
Passengers three class main deck: – 18 first class.
– 52 business class.
– 397 economy class.
Upper deck seating options: – 26 first class sleeper seats.
– 38 first class seats.
– 69 – 85 economy class.
Cabin length: 57,00 m.
Cabin diameter: 6,13 m.
Cabin height: 2,54 m.
Cabin volume: 516 m³.
Baggage compartment: 28,3 m.
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 m²
Wing sweep: 37.5 degrees.
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-7A each rated 205.3 kN.
– four General Electric CF6-50E2 each rated 243.5 kN.- four Rolls Royce RB211-524B2 each rated 218.5 kN.
Weight: – empty: 173.030 Kg.
– max. zero-fuel weight: 243.310 Kg.
– fuel: 183.350 liters.
– max. payload: 66.300 Kg.
Max. take off weight: 340.100 Kg.
Max. landing weight: 255.800 Kg.
Cruise speed: 907 km/h.
Max. speed: 941 km/h.
Landing speed: 259 km/h.
Max. ceiling: 13.716 m.
Range: 13.520 km.
Performance: – take-off run 3.185 m at max. take-off weight.
– landing run 2.109 m at max. landing weight.
Boeing 747-300SR*  
Passengers single class: 624.
Engines: – four Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7A each rated 205.3 kN.
– four General Electric CF6-50E2 each rated 243.5 kN.
Weight: – empty: 164.640 Kg.
– max. zero-fuel weight: 244.490 Kg.
– fuel: 183.350 liters.
– max. payload: 59.850 Kg.
Max. take off weight: 272.100 Kg.
Max. landing weight: 242.630 Kg.

* Generally similar to the Boeing-300 except in the following particulars.

Boeing 747 built of type -300:
– 56 Boeing 747-300.
– 21 Boeing 747-300C.
– 4 Boeing 747-300SR.

3 Boeing 747-300 written-off by accidents:
 16mar1985 F-GDUA Boeing 747-3B3 UTA destroyed by a fire which erupted in the passenger cabin during cleaning at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, France.0 fatalities / 0 on board.
06aug1997 HL7468 Boeing 747-3B5 Korean Air crashed in a jungle valley near Guam-Agana International Airport, Guam during landing. 228 fatalities / 254 on board.
23aug2001 HZ-AIO Boeing 747-368 Saudi Arabian Airlines at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia the Boeing 747 rolled into a drainage ditch and toppled forward causing the severe damage to the nose section. The aircraft was taxied to the departure gate to board 319 passengers for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 0 fatalities / 6 on board.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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