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B74S
Name 747SP
Manufacturer BOEING
Body Wide
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Heavy
APC D
Type code L4J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi


Also 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, 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 20 m65.617 ft
Powerplant Variants:
  • 4 x 218.4 kN P&W JT9D-1AW or
  • 4 x 206.8 kN GE CF6-45A2 or
  • 4 x 222.8 kN R-R RB 211-524B or
  • 4 x 230 kN R-R RB 211-524D4 turbofans.
Engine model General Electric CF6, Pratt & Whitney JT9D, Rolls-Royce RB211


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.)
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