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BOEING 747-100

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Name 747-100
Manufacturer BOEING
Body Wide
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail Regular tail, mid set
WTC Heavy
Type code L4J
RFF Category 9
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Underwing mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 5

Manufacturered as:

BOEING 747-100

BOEING 747-100

BOEING 747-100 BOEING 747-100 3D


Long range, high capacity wide-body airliner. In service since 1970. Initial model of first generation of 747 family. Last B747-100 was delivered in 1986. More than 200 747-100 were built. Approx. 140 remained in service in 1999, mainly as freighter. The B741 is member of the B747 family of aircraft.

Technical Data

Wing span 59.6 m195.538 ft
Length 70.6 m231.627 ft
Height 19.3 m63.32 ft
Powerplant 4 x P&W JT9D-7A (209.9 kN) or
4 x P&W JT9D-7F (213.5 kN) or
4 x GE CF6-45A2 (206.8 kN) turbofans.
Engine model General Electric CF6, Pratt & Whitney JT9D

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) 170 kts IAS 200 kts IAS 290 kts IAS 290 kts MACH 0.82 TAS 500 kts MACH 0.84 IAS 290 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 150 kts
Distance 3190 m ROC 1000 ft/min ROC 1500 ft/min ROC 1000 ft/min ROC 1000 ft/min MACH 0.84 ROD 1000 ft/min ROD 3000 ft/min MCS 240 kts Distance 1900 m
MTOW 333400333,400 kg
333.4 tonnes
Ceiling FL450 ROD ft/min APC D
WTC H Range 53005,300 nm
9,815,600 m
9,815.6 km
32,203,412.097 ft

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving B741

  • B741, en-route, East Moriches NY USA, 1996 (On 17 July 1996, a Boeing 747, operated by TWA, experienced an in-flight breakup and then crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near East Moriches, New York, USA.)
  • B741, en-route, Gunma Japan 1985 (On August 12, 1985 a Boeing 747 SR-100 operated by Japan Air Lines experienced a loss of control attributed to loss of the vertical stabiliser. After the declaration of the emergency, the aircraft continued its flight for 30 minutes and subsequently impacted terrain in a mountainous area in Gunma Prefecture, Japan.)
  • B741, en-route, Pacific Ocean, 1997 (On 28th December 1997, a Boeing 747-100 being operated by United Airlines, which had departed from Tokyo for Hawaii, encountered severe turbulence thought to have been associated with a Jet Stream over the Pacific Ocean.)
  • B741, vicinity London Heathrow UK, 1997 (On 6 December 1997, a British Airways Boeing 747-100, departing from London Heathrow airport, had an engine bird strike just after take off, causing substantial damage and falling debris.)
  • B742 / B741, Tenerife Canary Islands Spain, 1977 (On 27 March 1977, a KLM Boeing 747-200 began its low visibility take-off at Tenerife without requesting or receiving take-off clearance and a collision with a Boeing 747-100 backtracking the same runway subsequently occurred. Both aircraft were destroyed by the impact and consequential fire and 583 people died. The Investigation attributed the crash primarily to the actions and inactions of the KLM Captain, who was the Operator's Chief Flying Instructor. Safety Recommendations made emphasised the importance of standard phraseology in all normal radio communications and avoidance of the phrase "take-off" in ATC Departure Clearances.)