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B74S
Name 747SP
Manufacturer BOEING
Body Wide
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail Regular tail, mid set
WTC Heavy
APC D
Type code L4J
RFF Category 8
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Underwing mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 5


Manufacturered as:

BOEING 747SP


BOEING 747SP

BOEING 747SP BOEING 747SP 3D

Description

Long range, high capacity wide-body airliner. In service since 1976. Shortened version of the B747-200 with a better performance ("SP" for "Special Performance"), optimised for African and Pacific long range non-stop services. The B74S is member of the B747 family of aircraft.

Technical Data

Wing span 59.6 m195.538 ft
Length 56.3 m184.711 ft
Height 19.4 m63.648 ft
Powerplant 4 x P&W JT9D-1AW (218.4 kN) or
4 x GE CF6-45A2 (206.8 kN) or
4 x R-R RB 211-524B (222.8 kN) or
4 x R-R RB 211-524D4 (230 kN) turbofans.
Engine model General Electric CF6, Pratt & Whitney JT9D, Rolls-Royce RB211

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) 160 kts IAS 190 kts IAS 290 kts IAS 290 kts MACH 0.80 TAS 535 kts MACH 0.72 IAS 290 kts IAS 250 kts Vapp (IAS) 140 kts
Distance 2300 m ROC 3000 ft/min ROC 3000 ft/min ROC 1900 ft/min ROC 1900 ft/min MACH 0.88 ROD 800 ft/min ROD 3000 ft/min MCS 240 kts Distance 2200 m
MTOW 304000304,000 kg
304 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL451 ROD 1500 ft/min APC D
WTC H Range 66506,650 nm
12,315,800 m
12,315.8 km
40,406,168.009 ft
NM


Accidents & Serious Incidents involving B74S

  • B74S, Stockholm Arlanda Sweden, 1996 (GND HF) (On 14 June 1996, a Boeing 747SP being operated by Air China on a scheduled passenger flight from Beijing to Stockholm was arriving on the designated parking gate at destination in normal daylight visibility when it collided with the airbridge. None of the 130 occupants of the aircraft suffered any injury but the aircraft was “substantially damaged” and the airbridge was “damaged”.)
  • B74S, Stockholm Arlanda Sweden, 2006 (GND HF) (On 11 December 2006, a Boeing 747SP being operated by Syrian Air on a scheduled passenger flight from Damascus to Stockholm was arriving on the designated parking gate at destination in normal visibility at night when it collided with the airbridge. None of the 116 occupants of the aircraft suffered any injury but the aircraft was “substantially damaged” and the airbridge was “damaged”.)
  • B74S, en-route, Anchorage AK USA, 2004 (AW) (On 5 December 2004 a Boeing 747-100SP experienced a rapid depressurisation and subsequent minor damage after reaching cruise level near Anchorage, Alaska. The crew elected to return to Ted Stevens International Airport, Anchorage where the aircraft landed without further incident.)