Boeing 747-8
Boeing 747-8

Boeing 747-8. A photo. Video. Interior layout. Characteristics. Reviews.



The wide, double-decker Boeing 747-8, is chetyrehdvigatelnym, passenger airliner, developed by «Boeing Commercial Airplanes», and represents a new generation of aircraft family «747»... This aircraft is also the largest commercial airliner built by Boeing for passenger air travel. The Boeing 747-8 is 5,5 meters longer than its popular predecessor -  Boeing 747-400.

Work on a new aircraft by the company was announced on November 14, 2005. The program for the construction of the new aircraft was designated as "747 Advanced". When designing the new aircraft, it was laid down for its greater efficiency, environmental friendliness and lower noise level. Almost a year later, in October 2006, Boeing approved the cargo version of the aircraft, which received the designation Boeing 747-8F (747-8 Freighter). The prototype aircraft were assembled at an aircraft plant located in Everett, Washington. The first flight on the Boeing 747-8 Freighter took place on February 8, 2010. Four Boeing 747-8F aircraft were involved in flight tests.

Boeing 747-8 photo

Boeing 747-8 aircraft photo


On May 8, 2010, assembly began on the passenger version of the airliner, designated the Boeing 747-8I (747-8 Intercontinental). Initially, it was supposed to make the passenger version shorter than the cargo one, but then this idea was abandoned, and both versions have the same fuselage length, which is 76,25 meters.

The first flight of this version took place on March 20, 2011. The Boeing 747-8I was certified on December 14, 2011. The first commercial passenger Boeing 747-8 was delivered to the German airline "Lufthansa», April 25 2012 years.


Boeing 747-8 photo salon

Boeing 747-8 business class lounge


The passenger version of the Boeing 747-8I aircraft, in a three-class cabin, is capable of carrying 467 passengers. The two-class layout can accommodate 581 passenger seats. Maximum, the plane is capable of taking on board 605 passengers. At maximum load, the range of the Boeing 747-8I is 14800 kilometers. Cruising speed is 917 kilometers per hour.

Compared to the previous 747 aircraft, the new Boeing 747-8 features improved aerodynamics and more modern technologies. In particular, the wing of the aircraft has become thinner and wider, while maintaining the same sweep as on the Boeing 747-400. On the wings, new wingtips are also used, which provide better aerodynamics and increase fuel efficiency.

On the Boeing 747-8, new economical engines GEnx-2B67, with a thrust of about 296 kN, manufactured by the American company General Electric, were installed. These motors are not only economical, but also have a lower noise level compared to previous models.

On October 2013 years 57 produced aircraft units Boeing 747-8. The main competitor to this American aircraft, today is a European airliner Airbus A380.


Boeing 747-8 interior scheme


Boeing 747-8 interior scheme



Boeing 747-8 aircraft specifications:


  • The first flight of Boeing 747-8F: 8 2010 February year
  • The first flight of Boeing 747-8I: 20 2011 March year
  • Years of production: since 2008
  • Length: 76,25 m.
  • Height: 19,35 m.
  • Wingspan: 68,45 m.
  • The width of the passenger compartment: 6,13 m.
  • Empty weight: 213200 kg.
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 442000 kg.
  • Wing area: 554 sq.m.
  • Cruising speed: 917 km / h..
  • Maximum speed: 988 km / h..
  • Ceiling: 13100 m.
  • Range: 14800 km.
  • Engines: 4 x General Electric GEnx-2B67 turbojet engine (296 kN)
  • Crew: 2 people
  • Number of seats: 605 seats in economy class


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