The 747 Story
The Boeing 747 is an American wide-bodycommercial jet airliner and cargo aircraft, often referred to by its original nickname, "Jumbo Jet". Its distinctive hump upper deck along the forward part of the aircraft has made it one of the most recognizable aircraft, and it was the first wide-body airplane produced. Manufactured by Boeing's Commercial Airplane unit in the United States, the 747 was originally envisioned to have 150 percent greater capacity than the Boeing 707, a common large commercial aircraft of the 1960s. First flown commercially in 1970, the 747 held the passenger capacity record for 37 years.
Pan Am was the first airline to operate the 747. The 747-100 pictured shows the original size of the upper deck and window layout.The first 747-100s were built with six upper deck windows (three per side) to accommodate upstairs lounge areas. Later, as airlines began to use the upper deck for premium passenger seating instead of lounge space, Boeing offered a ten-window upper deck as an option. Some early -100s were retrofitted with the new configuration. The -100 was equipped with Pratt & Whitney JT9D-3A engines. No freighter version of this model was developed, but many 747-100s were converted into freighters. A total of 168 747-100s were built; 167 were delivered to customers, while Boeing kept the prototype, City of Everett.
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- Power/Weight Ratio 1.124
- Wing Loading 52.6lbs/ft2 (256.7kg/m2)
- Wing Area 4,563.3ft2 (423.9m2)
- Drag Points 131980
- Number of Parts 476
- Control Surfaces 3