Boeing 747SP

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The long range Boeing 747SP (Special Performance) is so far the only 747 model to feature a changed fuselage length compared with the 747-100.The fuselage is shortened by 14.35 m, while the vertical tail was increased in height to compensate for the reduced moment arm with the shorter fuselage. The Boeing 747SP retained 90% commonality of components with the 747-100 and 200.

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: – 747SP July 4, 1975, N747SP.
First delivery: – 747SP March 5, 1976 to Pan Am.
Last delivery: – 747SP December 12, 1989 to Abu Dhabi Government (UAE).
Boeing 747SP
Cockpit crew: two pilots and a flight engineer.
Passengers single class: 440.
Passengers two class main deck: – 28 first class.
– 303 economy class.
Upper deck seating options: – 15 place lounge.
– 8 first class plus 11 place lounge.
– 16 first class sleeper seats.
– 32 economy class.
Cabin length: 42,65 m.
Cabin diameter: 6,13 m.
Cabin height: 2,54 m.
Baggage compartment: 11 m.
Cargo volume: – under floor 99 m³.
– bulk under floor 11 m³.
– total load 110 m³.
LD3 Containers in belly: 20.
Wing span: 59,64 m.
Wing area: 510,97 m².
Wing sweep: 37.5 degrees.
Fuselage length: 56,31 m.
Fuselage diameter: 6,49 m.
Height: 19,96 m.
Horizontal tail unit: 22,17 m.
Wheelbase: 20,52 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-7A each rated 205.3 kN.
– four General Electric CF6-45A2 each rated 202.8 kN.
– four General Electric CF6-45B2 each rated 202.8 kN.
– four Rolls Royce RB211-524C2 each rated 224.8 kN.
Weight: – empty: 152.780 Kg.
– max. zero-fuel weight:185.940 Kg.
– fuel: 190.610 liters.
– max. payload: 38.250 Kg.
Max. take off weight: 315.600 Kg.
Max. landing weight: 204.100 Kg.
Cruise speed: 939 km/h.
Max. speed: 991 km/h.
Max. ceiling: 13.746 m.
Range: 13.705  km.
Performance: – take-off run 2.323 m at max. take-off weight.
– landing run 1.661 m at max. landing weight.

 1 Boeing 747SP written-off by accidents:

05 oct 1998 ZS-SPF Boeing 747SP-44 Linhas Aereas de Mozambique Shortly after Take-off from Maputo International Airport, Mozambique the no. 3 (Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7FW) suffered an uncontained failure. Flying debris caused damage to the no. 4 engine and the wing. A fire erupted, but couldn’t be extinguished immediately. An emergency landing was carried out. 0 fatalities / 66 on board.


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