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    Some threads about the Boeing 747 found at our old forum first:

    http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/...p?mode=results

    Enter Boeing 747 in the search field.

    Too many to list here.
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    #2
    Boeing Assembles First Set of 747-8 Wings

    EVERETT, Wash., April 21, 2009 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has completed major assembly of the first set of wings for the 747-8 Freighter. The new 135-foot 3-inch (41.2 m) wings incorporate the latest aerodynamic technologies to fly farther and more efficiently. The advanced airfoil provides improved overall performance and greater fuel capacity.

    The Boeing 747-8 Freighter and Intercontinental are the new high-capacity 747s that offer airlines the lowest operating costs and best economics of any large passenger or freighter airplane, while providing enhanced environmental performance.



    Photo Credit: The Boeing Company

    Negative Number: K64674-05

    Digitized Date: April 21, 2009

    Keywords: K64674-05, Alan Marts (Boeing photographer)
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      #3
      I just find it amazing how something so long can support it's own weight, let alone the combined weight of a fully laden 747! I think many people underestimate the shear amount of technology that goes into something like that. brilliant pieces of engineering!

      Just noticed one thing about that photo, have you noticed the workers in the foreground riding bicycles?, must be a massive factory!
      Last edited by Steve.B; April 22nd, 2009, 21:47.
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        #4
        How it all began - The very first flight of a 747.

        Part One.

        http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRrG0hMjmMY



        Part Two.

        http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?...4MXpLgU&fmt=18

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          #5
          Air China Cargo Receives 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter

          China's TAECO completes combi-to-freighter conversion


          XIAMEN, China, April 22, 2009 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA], Air China Cargo and TAECO (Taikoo Aircraft Engineering Co.) today celebrated the redelivery of the carrier's first 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter, the first of three 747-400BCFs ordered by the airline. The airplane is converted from an Air China 747-400 Combi.

          "Our 747-400BCFs will provide increased efficiency compared to our 747-200Fs and bring greater operational commonality with our newer 747-400 Freighters," said Air China Cargo Vice President Xiao Ping. "We are confident knowing that Boeing managed the overall conversion and will provide outstanding support as we operate the airplane."

          Air China Cargo is receiving the 37th 747-400BCF redelivery and the eighth conversion from a combi model. The airplane is also the 29th to be converted at the TAECO facility. The second conversion for Air China Cargo also is under way at TAECO.

          Nine carriers have ordered 49 747-400BCFs.

          "Our Boeing Converted Freighter programs are built upon understanding and meeting our customers' needs," said Nancy Nicholas, director of the 747-400BCF Program, Commercial Aviation Services, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The 747-400BCF is a great airplane that will perform well for Air China Cargo."

          Boeing offers the industry's best conversions based on its engineering, manufacturing and certification expertise and unsurpassed customer support.

          Modifications for the combi-to-freighter conversion include a strengthened main-deck floor, full main-deck lining installation, provisions for a new cargo handling system and complete revisions to the airplane systems. The 747-400BCF has positions for 30 pallets on the main deck -- volume which is comparable to the 747-400 production freighter.

          The 747-400 is one of three airplane models available as Boeing Converted Freighters, along with MD-11BCF and 767-300BCF models.

          Air China Cargo currently operates three factory-built 747-400 Freighters and leases two third-party 747 conversions.

          More than 300 747 Freighters, the standard for the global air cargo industry, are operating today, providing about half the world's dedicated-freighter capacity.
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            #6
            747-8 Intercontinental surpasses 25-percent design milestone

            EVERETT, Wash., April 27, 2009 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has completed 25 percent of the design releases for the 747-8 Intercontinental. This means a quarter of the information needed to build parts and tools for assembly has been completed and released for fabrication or procurement.



            Photo Credit: Boeing

            Negative Number: K64146

            Digitized Date: April 27, 2009

            Keywords: K64146
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              #7
              Originally posted by pakarang View Post
              747-8 Intercontinental surpasses 25-percent design milestone

              EVERETT, Wash., April 27, 2009 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has completed 25 percent of the design releases for the 747-8 Intercontinental. This means a quarter of the information needed to build parts and tools for assembly has been completed and released for fabrication or procurement.
              EVERETT, Wash., April 27, 2009 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has passed a major milestone in the design of the 747-8 Intercontinental, completing 25 percent of the design releases for the new passenger airplane. This means a quarter of the information needed to build parts and tools for assembly has been completed and released for fabrication or procurement. "We have made tremendous progress on the design engineering," said Mo Yahyavi, vice president and general manager for the 747 Program. "The engineering is proceeding as planned and we are a step closer to bringing the 747-8 Intercontinental to market."

              Since much of the design is the same as the 747-8 Freighter, which Boeing is building first, the engineering focus is on work that is unique to the 747-8 Intercontinental, comprising mostly fuselage and interior design. The most obvious difference is that the 747-8 Intercontinental fuselage will boast an extended upper deck.

              On the interior, the airplane will incorporate features from the 787 Dreamliner, including a new curved, upswept architecture that will give passengers a greater sense of space and comfort, while adding more room for personal belongings. The architecture will be accentuated by lighting technology that provides smooth transitions for a more restful flight.

              "The 747 family has been a favorite among passengers," said Michael Teal, 747-8 chief project engineer. "The 747-8 Intercontinental will build on the memorable experiences they've had on a 747. The moment passengers step aboard a 747-8 Intercontinental, they will know it's a brand new airplane and enjoy a more relaxing flying experience."

              As for the airplane's performance, the 747-8 will be stretched 18.3 feet (5.6 meters) from the 747-400 to provide 467 seats in a three-class configuration and a range of approximately 8,000 nautical miles (14,815 kilometers). It will deliver nearly equivalent trip costs to those of the 747-400 and 13 percent lower seat-mile costs, plus 26 percent greater cargo volume. The 747-8 Intercontinental also will be 16 percent more fuel efficient and create a 30 percent smaller noise footprint than its predecessor.

              "The 747-8 Intercontinental will be a great airplane for our customers," said Yahyavi. "Our team is focused on completing the remaining detailed design needed to deliver the airplane in late 2011."

              The 747-8, which includes the 747-8 Intercontinental and the 747-8 Freighter, was launched in November 2005 by Cargolux Airlines and Nippon Cargo Airlines. Lufthansa was the first airline to order the 747-8 Intercontinental in December 2006.
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                #8
                A pretty stunning image of a B747....

                http://www.airliners.net/photo/Delta...a0ffa79e642aef
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                  #9
                  The brand new 747-8 recently went out on it's maiden flight:

                  Wikipedia

                  Airliners.net images of the maiden first flight
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                    #10
                    Boeing's site with video of the first flight of 747-8:

                    http://www.newairplane.com/
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                      #11
                      Boeing 747-8 Freighter Successfully Completes First Flight

                      Newest Boeing Freighter Touches Down Safely After 3-Hour, 39-Minute Mission

                      EVERETT, Wash., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Boeing (NYSE: BA) 747-8 Freighter successfully took to the sky for the first time today before more than 5,000 employees, customers, suppliers and community leaders. The flight begins a test program for the world's most efficient freighter.

                      With 747 Chief Pilot Mark Feuerstein and Capt. Tom Imrich in the flight deck, the newest member of the 747 family took off at 12:39 p.m. local time from Paine Field in Everett and landed at Paine Field at 4:18 p.m.

                      "It was a real privilege to be at the controls of this great airplane on its first flight, representing the thousands of folks who made today possible," said Feuerstein. "The airplane performed as expected and handled just like a 747-400."

                      Today's flight was the first of more than 1,600 flight hours in the test program for the newest member of the Boeing freighter family. The airplane followed a route over Western Washington, where it underwent tests for basic handling qualities and engine performance. The airplane reached a cruising altitude of 17,000 feet (5,181 m) and a speed of up to 230 knots, or about 264 miles (426 km) per hour.

                      Powered by four General Electric GEnx-2B engines, the 747-8 Freighter will transition its testing program to Moses Lake, Wash., and Palmdale, Calif., where the other two test airplanes will join it in the coming month.

                      "This truly is a great day for The Boeing Company and the 747 program," said Mo Yahyavi, 747 program general manager and vice president, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "It's the culmination of the hard work and dedication of our employees, suppliers and customers. While there is still much to do, I am excited to begin the flight-test program, which will demonstrate the capabilities of this airplane."

                      The 747-8 Freighter is the new, high-capacity 747 that will give cargo operators the lowest operating costs and best economics of any freighter. The airplane is 250 feet, 2 inches (76.3 m) long, which is 18 feet, 4 inches (5.6 m) longer than the 747-400 Freighter. The stretch provides customers with 16 percent more revenue cargo volume compared with its predecessor. That translates to an additional four main-deck pallets and three lower-hold pallets.

                      "The 747-8 Freighter continues the leadership of the 747 Freighter families, which carries more than half of the world's air freight, making it the standard of the air cargo industry," Yahyavi said.

                      Boeing launched the airplane on Nov. 14, 2005, with firm orders for 18 747-8 Freighters: 10 from Cargolux of Luxembourg and eight from Nippon Cargo Airlines of Japan. All told, Boeing has secured 108 orders for the 747-8, of which 76 are orders for the new freighter. Cargolux, Nippon Cargo Airlines, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, Atlas Air, Cathay Pacific, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, Emirates SkyCargo, Guggenheim and Korean Air all have ordered the 747-8 Freighter.

                      Images by Boeingmedia:











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                        #12
                        I think it all goes to show just how right Boeing were with the initial designs of the 747 way back in year blog. It must be 40 years on since the first 747 took to the skies, and yet you look at the very latest design and she still looks almost the same. Yes of course there are lots of very big differences in how she looks and the way she is built, but if she were to fly overhead you would look up and know instantly she was a 747 Jumbo jet. I just think it's so cool that the basic design of 40 years ago proved to be such a big and long lasting success.

                        And i love the stretched look of this one, some of her earlier variants tended to look a bit stubby, but this 747 looks rather sleek.
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Steve.B View Post
                          And i love the stretched look of this one, some of her earlier variants tended to look a bit stubby, but this 747 looks rather sleek.
                          There was a "chopped off" version for long haul routes back in the 1970s or early 80s, but I cannot remember for sure the designation that one was given.
                          (SP seems to linger in the back of my memory?)

                          Over the years I must have flown with all versions of B-747, from the All Nippon domestic version, (used on the Haneda - Sapporo route with 550 Pax packed together), to the Air Gabon version, with a combination of Pax and Freight on the "main deck" and everything in between, except the straight Freight version.

                          I will always remember landing at Kai Tak Airport with B-747s of various airlines and designations. You had a feeling of being able to touch the buildings as you flew over "on final".
                          Sometimes there would be people hanging laundry on the roofs, totally oblivious of the planes flying just above their head every few minutes.

                          I was on one of the last scheduled flight into Kai Tak with a B-747. (On my way to somewhere in China. Can't remember where)
                          On the return flight a few days later, the new Chek Lap Kok Airport at Lantau Island had opened and the chaos was even worse then at Kai Tak, if possible.

                          For those who haven't experience a Kai Tak landing, there is probably dozens of videos on You Tube, both shot from the plane and from the ground.

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                            #14
                            I remember the 747-200 was once the smallest of the jumbos.

                            I flew on a Pan Am 747-200 across the Atlantic to meet my dream ship in 1987: her name was "Clipper Mandarin".
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                              #15
                              Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                              I remember the 747-200 was once the smallest of the jumbos.

                              I flew on a Pan Am 747-200 across the Atlantic to meet my dream ship in 1987: her name was "Clipper Mandarin".
                              Gee, I even found this image of the aircraft I flew as well...

                              http://www.airliners.net/photo/Pan-A...8d628f0bc8beca

                              It was a Boeing 747-132(SF) aircraft.
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