More Range, More Payload, More Revenue -- Longer-Range 747-400
The 747-400ER (Extended Range) is available in both passenger and freighter versions. While the same size as current 747-400, the 747-400ER offers more range or "payload" (passengers or cargo) capability.
With Qantas Airways' order for six of these new, longer-range passenger jumbo jets, the 747-400ER entered service in November 2002.
Boeing launched the 747-400ER Freighter with an order from International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) for five freighter airplanes, the first of which entered service in October 2002.
The 747-400ER is the Boeing answer to customer demand for a more capable 747-400 that has modern features and is easy to integrate into existing fleets.