Boeing 747-400ER Family: More Payload, More Range, More Revenue for the World's Favorite Airplane

Boeing took another huge step in the continuing evolution of the world's most recognized jetliner -- the 747 -- by launching new and more capable versions of the airplane that changed the world.

The 747-400ER (extended range) family -- available in both passenger and freighter versions -- provides the same size as current 747-400s, but offers an even more unbeatable combination of payload and range.

With Qantas Airways' Nov. 28, 2000, order for six of these new, longer-range jumbo jets, the 747-400ER was launched into production and entered service in November 2002.

Boeing launched the 747-400ER Freighter on April 30, 2001 with an order from International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) for five freighter airplanes, the first of which entered service in October 2002.