Boeing 747-300

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Boeing 747-300 

Boeing’s 747-300 model introduced the distinctive stretched upper deck which can seat up to 69 economy class passengers. Compared to the -200, the -300’s upper deck is stretched aft by 7.11 m. The Boeing 747-300 is essentially little changed from the 747-200 and features the same takeoff weight and engine options. 747-300 variants include the 747-300M Combi and the short range 747-300SR built for Japan Air Lines for domestic Japanese services. 

Boeing 747-300 variants:

  • Boeing 747-300           Passenger aircraft.

  • Boeing 747-300M        Combi passenger / cargo with left-side main-deck cargo door aft of the wing.

  • Boeing 747-300SR       Short-Range passenger aircraft for high-capacity transport on short routes.

  

Developing nation: United States of America.
Manufacturer/designer:  Boeing Commercial Airplane Company.
Production line: Everett, WA.
Type aircraft: Long range high capacity wide body airliner.
First flight:

– 747-100 February 9, 1969, N7470.

– 747-200B October 11, 1970, N611US.

– 747-200F November 30, 1971, N1794B.

– 747-200C March 23, 1973, N747WA.

– 747SP July 4, 1975, N747SP.

– 747-200M November 18, 1974, N8297V.

– 747-300/SR October 5, 1982 N6005C.

– 747-300M February 14, 1983, N4548M.

– 747-400 April 29, 1988,  N401PW.

– 747-400M June 30, 1989, N6038E.

– 747-400D March 18, 1991, N60668.

– 747-400F May 4, 1993, N6005C.

– 747-400ER July 31, 2002, N6018N.

– 747-400ERF September 30, 2002, N5017Q.

First delivery:

– 747-100 December 13, 1969 to Pan Am.

– 747-200B January 15, 1971 to KLM.

– 747-200F March 10, 1972 to Lufthansa.

– 747-200C April 30, 1973 to World Airways.

– 747SP March 5, 1976 to Pan Am.

– 747-200M March 7, 1975 to Air Canada.

– 747-300/SR March 1, 1983 to UTA.

– 747-300M March 5 1983 to Swissair.

– 747-400 January 26, 1989 to Northwest Airlines.

– 747-400M September 1, 1989 to KLM.

– 747-400D October 10, 1991 to Japan Air Lines.

– 747-400F October 22, 1993 to Cargolux.

– 747-400ER October 31, 2002 to Qantas.

– 747-400ERF. October 17, 2002 to Air France.

Last delivery:

– 747-100 July 1986 to Japan Air Lines.

– 747-200B December 1990 to USAF.

– 747-200F November 1991 to Nippon Cargo Airways.

– 747-200C September 1988 to Martinair.

– 747SP December 12, 1989 to Abu Dhabi Government (UAE).

– 747-200M December 12, 1989 to Abu Dhabi Government (UAE).

– 747-300/SR October 1988 to Japan Asia.

– 747-300M September 1990 to SABENA.

– 747-400M April 10, 2002 to KLM.

– 747-400D December 1995 to All Nippon Airways.

  Boeing 747-300
Cockpit crew: two pilots and a flight engineer.
Passengers single class: 565.
Passengers two class main deck:

-   30 first class.

– 535 economy class.

Passengers three class main deck:

-   18 first class.

-   52 business class.

– 397 economy class.

Upper deck seating options:

– 26 first class sleeper seats.

– 38 first class seats.

– 69 – 85 economy class.

Cabin length: 57,00 m.
Cabin diameter: 6,13 m.
Cabin height: 2,54 m.
Cabin volume: 516 m³.
Baggage compartment: 28,3 m³.
Cargo volume:

main deck 516 m³.

– under floor 149,96 m³.

– bulk under floor 28,3 m³.

– total load 694 m³.

LD3 Containers in belly: 30.
Standard 2.24m x 3.18m pallets:

– main cargo deck of freighter 28.

Standard 2.24m x 2.99m pallets:

– main cargo deck of freighter 30.

Wing span: 59,64 m.
Wing area: 510,97 m².
Wing sweep: 37.5 degrees.
Fuselage length: 70,66 m.
Fuselage diameter: 6,49 m.
Height: 19,33 m.
Horizontal tail unit: 22,17 m.
Wheelbase: 25,62 m.
Track: 10,36 m.
Engines:

– four Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7A each rated 205.3 kN.

four General Electric CF6-50E2 each rated 243.5 kN.

four Rolls Royce RB211-524B2 each rated 218.5 kN.

Weight:

empty: 173.030 Kg.

max. zero-fuel weight: 243.310 Kg.

– fuel: 183.350 liters.

– max. payload: 66.300 Kg.

Max. take off weight: 340.100 Kg.
Max. landing weight: 255.800 Kg.
Cruise speed: 907 km/h.
Max. speed: 941 km/h.
Landing speed: 259 km/h.
Max. ceiling: 13.716 m.
Range:

13.520 km.

Performance:

– take-off run 3.185 m at max. take-off weight.

– landing run 2.109 m at max. landing weight.

 

                                                        

  

 

  Boeing 747-300SR*
Passengers single class: 624.
Engines:

– four Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7A each rated 205.3 kN.

four General Electric CF6-50E2 each rated 243.5 kN.

Weight:

empty: 164.640 Kg.

max. zero-fuel weight: 244.490 Kg.

– fuel: 183.350 liters.

– max. payload: 59.850 Kg.

Max. take off weight: 272.100 Kg.
Max. landing weight: 242.630 Kg.

 

                                                        * Generally similar to the Boeing-300 except in the following particulars.

  

 

Boeing 747-300 production:

built 81, active 70, stored 8 and written-off 3 at March 2005.

Boeing 747 built of each type:
– 167 Boeing 747-100.
-     9 Boeing 747-100B.
-   29 Boeing 747-100SR.
– 225 Boeing 747-200B.
-   78 Boeing 747-200C.
-   73 Boeing 747-200F.
-   13 Boeing 747-200CF.
-   11 Boeing 747-200SUD.*
-    4 Boeing E-4B-BN
-    2 Boeing VC-25A
-   45 Boeing 747SP
-   56 Boeing 747-300.
-   21 Boeing 747-300C.
-     4 Boeing 747-300SR.
– 631 Boeing 747-400 all variants.

 

 * conversion of  747-200B

 

 

3 Boeing 747-300 written-off by accidents:

  •     16mar1985    F-GDUA    Boeing 747-3B3    UTA    destroyed by a fire which erupted in the passenger cabin during cleaning at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, France.    0 fatalities / 0 on board.

  •     06aug1997    HL7468    Boeing 747-3B5    Korean Air    crashed in a jungle valley near Guam-Agana International Airport, Guam during landing.    228 fatalities / 254 on board.

  •     23aug2001    HZ-AIO    Boeing 747-368    Saudi Arabian Airlines    at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia the Boeing 747 rolled into a drainage ditch and toppled forward causing the severe damage to the nose section. The aircraft was taxied to the departure gate to board 319 passengers for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.    0 fatalities / 6 on board.

 

 

 

Boeing 747-300 airline operators:

Japan Air Lines.

– 11 747-346 

Saudi Arabian Airlines.

– 9 747-368 

PIA-Pakistan International Airlines. – 6 747-367
Qantas – 6 747-338
Corsair.

– 4 747-312

Dragonair.

2 747-312(SF)

– 1 747-3H6(SF)

Phuket Airlines.

2 747-312

– 1 747-306(M)

TAAG-Linhas Aereas de Angola Airlines.

1 747-312

– 1 747-344

– 1 747-357

Air Atlanta Icelandic

1 747-329(SF)

– 1 747-357

Air France. – 2 747-3B3(M)
Air India. – 2 747-337(M)
Egypt Air. – 2 747-366M
Iberia. – 2 747-341
JALWays. – 2 747-346
Korean Air Lines.

1 747-3B5(SF)

– 1 747-3B5

Thai Airways International. – 2 747-3D7
Air Atlanta Europe. – 1 747-312
Focus Air. – 1 747-341(SF)
Garuda Indonesia. – 1 747-344
Japan Asia Airways. – 1 747-346
Orient Thai Airways. – 1 747-306(M)
Polar Air Cargo. – 1 747-341(SF)
Pullmantur Air – 1 747-341
Surinam Airways. – 1 747-306(M)

 

                                                      Summary March 2005.

 

  

Boeing 747-300 military operators:

Saudi Arabian Government. 

- 1 747-3G1

 

 

 

Research: R.Vogelaar

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