Boeing 747-8
Boeing 747-8

Boeing 747-8. A photo. Video. Driving compartment. 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 the company «Boeing», for passenger traffic. Boeing 747-8 5,5 length to meters more than its popular predecessor - Boeing 747-400.

About work on a new aircraft, the company, was announced 14 November 2005 year. The program for the construction of a new aircraft was designated as "747 Advanced". When designing a new aircraft, its great economy, environmental friendliness and lower noise level were laid. Practically a year later, in October 2006 years, by Boeing, a cargo version of the aircraft was approved, which received the designation Boeing 747-8F (747-8 Freighter). The assembly of the experimental aircraft was carried out at an aviation plant located in the city of Everett, Washington. The first flight to Boeing 747-8 Freighter, was completed 8 February 2010 year. In the flight tests, four Boeing 747-8F aircraft were involved.

Boeing 747-8 photo

Boeing 747-8 aircraft photo


8 May 2010 years, the assembly of the passenger version of the aircraft, designated as Boeing 747-8I (747-8 Intercontinental) was launched. Originally intended to make the passenger version is shorter than the cargo, but then this idea was abandoned, and both versions have the same length of the fuselage, which is 76,25 meters.

The first flight of this version took place on March 20 2011 years. Boeing 747-8I was certified on December 14 2011 years. 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 aircraft Boeing 747-8I, in a three-class cabin, capable of carrying passengers 467. Two-class layout can accommodate 581 passenger seat. Maximum the same plane capable of taking on board passengers 605. At maximum load, range Boeing 747-8I, is 14800 kilometers. Cruising speed 917 kilometers per hour.

Compared to the previous aircraft «747» family, the new Boeing 747-8, uses advanced aerodynamics and more advanced technologies. In particular, the wing has wider and thinner, while maintaining the same sweep as in Boeing 747-400. On the wings of used and new crest wingtips providing better aerodynamics and enhance fuel efficiency.

On Boeing 747-8, we set new fuel-efficient engines GEnx-2B67, with a thrust of about 296 kN, produced by the American company General Electric. 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



Technical characteristics of the aircraft Boeing 747-8:


  • The first flight of Boeing 747-8F: 8 2010 February year
  • The first flight of Boeing 747-8I: 20 2011 March year
  • Production Years: c 2008 years
  • 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 turbofan General Electric GEnx-2B67 (296 kN)
  • Crew: 2 people
  • Number of seats: 605 seats in economy class


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