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Name 747-8
Manufacturer BOEING
Body Wide
Type Fixed Wing
WTC Heavy
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi

Also manufacturered as:

BOEING 747-8

BOEING 747-8

BOEING 747-8 BOEING 747-8 3D

Image source: IANS


The Boeing 747-8 is a widebody commercial airliner being developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Officially announced in 2005, the 747-8 is the fourth-generation Boeing 747 version, with lengthened fuselage, redesigned wings and improved efficiency. The 747-8 is the largest 747 version.


Aircraft name 747-8
ICAO code/WTC B748 / H
Manufacturer BOEING
Type code/APC L4J / C

Technical Data

Wing span 68.45 m224.573 ft
Length 76.25 m250.164 ft
Height 19.35 m63.484 ft
Powerplant 4 x GEnx-2B67 66,500 lbF (296 kN) each.
Engine model General Electric GEnx

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)
Approach Landing
V2 (IAS) 175 kts IAS 230 kts IAS 260 kts IAS 260 kts MACH 0.85 TAS 510 kts MACH 0.85 IAS 250 kts IAS 220 kts Vth (IAS) 145 kts
Distance 3190 m ROC 2500 ft/min ROC 2000 ft/min ROC 1500 ft/min ROC 1000 ft/min MACH 0.86 ROD 1500 ft/min ROD 3000 ft/min MCS 210 kts Distance 2680 m
MTOW 442250 kg Ceiling FL430 ROD 1500 ft/min APC C
WTC H Range 4390 NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving B748

None on SKYbrary

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