The Boeing 747-400 Family: The Right Choice for the Large Airplane Market

A Legacy of Evolutionary Success

The baseline 747-400 delivers more range, better fuel economy, lower noise and lower operating costs than the previous 747 models.

The 747-400 has a range of approximately 7,260 nautical miles (13,450 km), and the lowest cost per seat-mile of any twin-aisle airplane in service today. It has a dispatch-reliability rate of nearly 99 percent.

Boeing delivered the first 747-400 in 1989 to Northwest Airlines.

The 747's longevity and popularity are based on its low trip costs, leadership in high-density markets, unmatched comfort, and flexibility to serve short-, medium- and long-range routes.

A Versatile Family

The 747 400 is available in passenger and freighter configurations, offering customers maximum flexibility.

Passenger: The 747-400 is a premier long-range airplane that is the right size for both airlines and passengers. The airplane offers value-added technology and additional payload range capability in the 747-400ER, and operators enjoy the lowest cost per seat.

Boeing 747-400 Freighter Freighter: The 747 400 Freighter is the largest commercial cargo transport in service, with the lowest ton-mile cost in the industry. It carries twice as much cargo, twice as far, as the competitor's leading freighter. The 747-400ER Freighter offers an even more unbeatable combination of payload, range and speed. With a maximum takeoff weight of 875,000 pounds (396,900 kg), the standard 747-400 Freighter can carry 124 tons (113,000 kg) of cargo up to 4,450 nautical miles (8,240 km). The 747-400ER Freighter has a maximum takeoff weight of 910,000 pounds (412,770 kg) -- allowing it to fly an additional 525 nautical miles (972 km). Or, it can carry an additional 22,000 pounds (9,980 kg) of payload on long-range flights at maximum takeoff weight.