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Boeing 747-200

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Boeing 747-200

Progressive development of the 747 led to the 747-200B with higher weights, more powerful engines and longer range. The -200B first flew in October 1970 entering service with KLM. Developments include the 747-200F freighter, the SR (short range) optimized for high cycle short sector operations and the C (Combi).

 Boeing 747-200 variants: 

  • Boeing 747-200B              standard passenger airplane.

  • Boeing 747-200B Combi    similar to the 747-200B except for a left-side main-deck cargo door aft of the wing, for loading of palletized or containerized cargo.

  • Boeing 747-200BSUD        Stretched Upper Deck, conversion of 11 airplanes.

  • Boeing 747-200C              similar to the 747-200B except for a nose cargo door and a optional main-deck side cargo door. It is convertible to partial or total cargo configuration.

  • Boeing 747-200F              freighter airplane it has a nose cargo door and a optional main-deck side cargo door.

  • Boeing E-4B                     Advanced Airborne National Command Post.

  • Boeing VC-25A                 Presidential aircraft of the President of the United States of America (Air Force One).

 
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:

- 747-100 February 9, 1969, N7470.

- 747-200B October 11, 1970, N611US.

- 747-200F November 30, 1971, N1794B.

- 747-200C March 23, 1973, N747WA.

- 747SP July 4, 1975, N747SP.

- 747-200M November 18, 1974, N8297V.

- 747-300/SR October 5, 1982 N6005C.

- 747-300M February 14, 1983, N4548M.

- 747-400 April 29, 1988,  N401PW.

- 747-400M June 30, 1989, N6038E.

- 747-400D March 18, 1991, N60668.

- 747-400F May 4, 1993, N6005C.

- 747-400ER July 31, 2002, N6018N.

- 747-400ERF September 30, 2002, N5017Q.

- 747-400LCF September 9, 2006.

First delivery:

- 747-100 December 13, 1969 to Pan Am.

- 747-200B January 15, 1971 to KLM.

- 747-200F March 10, 1972 to Lufthansa.

- 747-200C April 30, 1973 to World Airways.

- 747SP March 5, 1976 to Pan Am.

- 747-200M March 7, 1975 to Air Canada.

- 747-300/SR March 1, 1983 to UTA.

- 747-300M March 5 1983 to Swissair.

- 747-400 January 26, 1989 to Northwest Airlines.

- 747-400M September 1, 1989 to KLM.

- 747-400D October 10, 1991 to Japan Air Lines.

- 747-400F October 22, 1993 to Cargolux.

- 747-400ER October 31, 2002 to Qantas.

- 747-400ERF. October 17, 2002 to Air France.

Last delivery:

- 747-100 July 1986 to Japan Air Lines.

- 747-200B December 1990 to USAF.

- 747-200F November 1991 to Nippon Cargo Airways.

- 747-200C September 1988 to Martinair.

- 747SP December 12, 1989 to Abu Dhabi Government (UAE).

- 747-200M December 12, 1989 to Abu Dhabi Government (UAE).

- 747-300/SR October 1988 to Japan Asia.

- 747-300M September 1990 to SABENA.

- 747-400M April 10, 2002 to KLM.

- 747-400D December 1995 to All Nippon Airways.

  Boeing 747-200B
Cockpit crew: two pilots and a flight engineer.
Passengers single class: - 539.
Passengers two class main deck:

-   32 first class.

- 388 economy class.

Passengers three class main deck:

-  22 first class.

-  84 business class.

- 131 economy class.

Upper deck seating options:

- 15 place lounge.

- 8 first class plus 11 place lounge.

- 16 first class sleeper seats.

- 32 - 45 economy class.

Cabin length: 57,00 m.
Cabin diameter: 6,13 m.
Cabin height: 2,54 m.
Cabin volume: 516 m.
Baggage compartment: 28,3 m.
Cargo volume:

- main deck 516 m.

- under floor 149,96 m.

- bulk under floor 28,3 m.

- total load 694 m.

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 m.
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-7AW each rated 205.3 kN.

- four Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7J each rated 222.4 kN.

- four Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4G2 each rated 243.5 kN.

- four General Electric CF6-50E2 each rated 230.4 kN.

- four Rolls Royce RB211-524D4 each rated 231.3 kN.

Weight:

- empty: 170.600 Kg.

- max. zero-fuel weight: 238.780 Kg.

- fuel: 198.370 liters.

- max. payload: 68.180 Kg.

Max. take off weight: 377.800 Kg.
Max. landing weight: 285.700 Kg.
Cruise speed: 939 km/h.
Max. speed: 969 km/h.
Landing speed: 259 km/h.
Max. ceiling: 13.716 m.
Range:

13.149 km.

Performance:

- take-off run  3.170 m at max. take-off weight.

- landing run  2.121 m at max. landing weight.

                                                        

  

 

  Boeing 747-200C*
Upper deck seating options:

- 15 place lounge.

- 8 first class plus 11 place lounge.

- 16 first class sleeper seats.

- 32 - 45 economy class.

Engines:

- four Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7AW each rated 205.3 kN.

- four Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7FW each rated  213.5 kN.

- four Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7Q each rated 235.75 kN.

- four General Electric CF6-50E2 each rated 243.5 kN.

Weight:

- empty: 164.030 Kg.

- max. zero-fuel weight: 267.570 Kg.

- fuel: 198.370 liters.

- max. payload: 130.340 Kg.

Max. take off weight: 377.800 Kg.
Max. landing weight: 285.700 Kg.

                                                        * Generally similar to the Boeing 747-200B except in the following particulars.

 

  

  Boeing 747-200F*
Upper deck seating options:

- 3 place crew lounge.

- 20 economy class seats.

Cargo volume:

- main deck 516 m.

- under floor 149,96 m.

- bulk under floor 28,3 m.

- total load 694 m.

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.

Engines:

- four Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7AW each rated 205.3 kN.

- four Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7FW each rated  213.5 kN.

- four Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7Q each rated 235.75 kN.

- four General Electric CF6-50E2 each rated 243.5 kN.

- four Rolls Royce RB211-524D4 each rated 231.3 kN.

Weight:

- empty: 155.180 Kg.

- max. zero-fuel weight: 267.570 Kg.

- fuel: 198.370 liters.

- max. payload: 112.390 Kg.

Max. take off weight: 377.800 Kg.
Max. landing weight: 285.700 Kg.

                                                        * Generally similar to the Boeing 747-200B except in the following particulars.

 

 

 Boeing 747-200 production:

 

Built 419, active 222, stored 135, scrapped 40 and written-off 22 at March 2005.

 

 

 

Boeing 747 built of each type:
- 167 Boeing 747-100.
-     9 Boeing 747-100B.
-   29 Boeing 747-100SR.
- 225 Boeing 747-200B.
-   78 Boeing 747-200C.
-   73 Boeing 747-200F.
-   13 Boeing 747-200CF.
-   11 Boeing 747-200SUD.*
-    4 Boeing E-4B-BN
-    2 Boeing VC-25A
-   45 Boeing 747SP
-   56 Boeing 747-300.
-   21 Boeing 747-300C.
-     4 Boeing 747-300SR.
- 631 Boeing 747-400 all variants.

 * conversion of  747-200B

  

 

 

 24 Boeing 747-200 written-off by accidents:

  •    23jul1973    JA8109    Boeing 747-246B    Japan Air Lines   hijacked by four men and a woman just after leaving Amsterdam, the aircraft was then flown to Benghazi-Benina International Airport, Libya. Where the aircraft was blown up.    0 fatalities / 0 on board.

  •    27mar1977    PH-BUF    Boeing 747-206B    KLM    hit Boeing 747-121 N736PA of Pan Am during take-off at the runway of Tenerife-Norte Los Rodeos Airport, Spain.    248 fatalities / 248 on board, collision casualties 335.

  •     01jan1978    VT-EBD    Boeing 747-237B    Air India    crashed en route in Arabian Sea, off-shore Bandra, India.    213 fatalities / 213 on board.

  •     19nov1980    HL7445    Boeing 747-2B5B    Korean Air Lines    crashed on runway 14 of Seoul-Kimpo International Airport, South-Korea broke up and caught fire.    14 fatalities / 212 on board.

  •     01sep1983    HL7442    Boeing 747-230B    Korean Air Lines    Soviet Sukhoi Su-15 fighters fired two air-to-air missiles and struck the Boeing, west off Sakhalinsk (Okhotsk Sea) Pacific Ocean.    269 fatalities / 269 on board.

  •     27nov1983    HK-2910    Boeing 747-283B    Avianca    crashed in approach 12 km SE of Madrid-Barajas Airport, Spain.    181 fatalities / 192 on board.

  •     23jun1985    VT-EFO    Boeing 747-237B    Air India    an explosion had occurred at FL310, causing a rapid decompression, followed by an in-flight break-up. The 747 crashed 176 km W off Cork, Ireland in the Atlantic Ocean.    329 fatalities / 329 on board.

  •     12aug1985    JA8119    Boeing 747SR-46    Japan Air Lines    crashed near Tokyo, Japan.    520 fatalities / 524 on board.

  •     02dec1985    F-GCBC    Boeing 747-228B    Air France    veered off the runway on landing, crossed a ditch and collided with a concrete ramp at Rio de Janeiro-Galeao International Airport, Brazil.    0 fatalities / 273 on board.

  •     28nov1987    ZS-SAS    Boeing 747-244B    South-African Airways   a fire had started in the cargo pallet at position PR. The aircraft had somehow lost control, broke up and crashed into the Ocean.    159 fatalities / 159 on board.

  •     19feb1989    N807FT    Boeing 747-249F    Flying Tiger Line    The aircraft descended below minimum altitude and crashed into a hillside at 180m, 12 km from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.    4 fatalities / 4 on board.

  •     07may1990    VT-EBO    Boeing 747-237B    Air India    after landing at Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport, India the 747 was damaged beyond repair.    0 fatalities / 215 on board.

  •     29dec1991    B-198    Boeing 747-2R7F    China Airlines    It appeared that the no. 3 engine had separated from the wing. The engine struck the no. 4 engine, which separated also. And crashed near Wanli, Taiwan.    5 fatalities / 5 on board.

  •     04oct1992    4X-AXG    Boeing 747-258F    El Al    After take-off from Schiphol, Amsterdam Airport, the Netherlands the El Al crew reported that the no. 3 and 4 engine were out and that they were having flap problems. While reducing speed in preparation for the final approach, control was lost and the aircraft crashed into an eleven-floor apartment building the Bijlmermeer suburb of Amsterdam.    4 fatalities / 4 on board, ground casualties 47.

  •     05mar1999    F-GPAN    Boeing 747-2B3F(SCD)    Air France    the aircraft touched down but the nose struck the runway, because the nosegear was not down (or not locked). The plane skidded and came to rest at 7000 feet down the runway of Chennai Airport in India.    0 fatalities / 5 on board.

  •     22dec1999    HL7451    Boeing 747-2B5F(SCD)    Korean Air    crashed near Great Hallingbury, UK in initial climb from London-Stansted Airport, UK.    4 fatalities / 4 on board.

  •     05nov2000    TJ-CAB    Boeing 747-2H7B(SCD)    Cameroon Airlines    during landing on runway 09R  at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, France. About 1700m down the runway the plane went off the right side. The 747 ran across a drainage ditch, causing the nose gear to be torn off. It appeared that the number one engine reverser was not activated and the engine was operating at full power.    0 fatalities / 203 on board.

  •     27nov2001    9G-MKI    Boeing 747-246F    MK Airlines    on approach of Port Harcourt Airport, Nigeria. The Boeing 747 freighter crashed about 700m short of the runway. The front section broke away from the fuselage. A fire erupted in the main fuselage.    1 fatality / 13 on board.

  •     25may2002    B-18255    Boeing 747-209B    China Airlines    crashed en route 45 km NE off Penghu islands, Taiwan, because of Multiple Site Damage (MSD), including a 15.1-inch through thickness main fatigue crack and some small fatigue cracks.    225 fatalities / 225 on board.

  •     150ct2004    9G-MKJ    Boeing 747-244BSF    MK Airlines    crashed in take-off at Halifax International Airport, NS Canada.    7 fatalities / 7 on board.

  •     07nov2004    TF-ARR    Boeing 747-230F(SCD)    Air Atlanta Cargo    The aircraft had aborted the takeoff and could not be brought to a halt on the runway. Reportedly, some tires burst, the undercarriage collapsed and the left wing as well as fuselage received substantial structural damage, this happened at  Sharjah Airport, United Arab Emirates. 0 fatalities / 4 on board.

  •    24jan2005    N808MC    Boeing 747-212BSF    Atlas Air    on a cargo flight to Dsseldorf, Germany on behalf of Emirates. After landing on runway 23L the airplane could not be stopped on the runway. It overran the snow covered runway, hitting the localizer antenna and some poles of the approach lighting system.    0 fatalities / 3 on board.

  •     19aug2005    N627US    Boeing 747-251B    Northwest    written-off after an landing incident, the 747 suffered a collapse of the nose gear during land roll-out at Agana IAP, Guam.    0 fatalities / 334 on board.

 

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