747-8 Intercontinental and Freighter Fun Facts

747-8 Intercontinental Fun Facts

General

  • The total electrical capacity of a 747-8 can power up to 480,000 thirty-two inch flat screen televisions.
  • The 747-8 is able to travel the length of three FIFA football fields in one second.
  • The 747-8 is able to travel the length of a standard 42.195 km marathon in 2.5 minutes.
  • The 747-8 tail height is 63 ft 6 in (19.5 m), equivalent to a six-story building.
  • The 747-8 is the longest commercial aircraft 250 ft 2 in (76.3 m).

Wings

  • One 747-8 wing would accommodate the total living space (total floor area) of four, 3 bedroom/2 bathroom single residence homes (at 1,375 square feet each).
  • 747-8 wingspan is as wide as two 737-700’s end-to-end.

Engines

  • Engine thrust has grown from 43,500 pounds per engine on the early 747s to as much as 747-8 GENx-B2 engines are rated @ 66,500 pounds per engine.
  • The engine fan diameter of the 747-8 GENx is nearly the fuselage diameter of a B-29 bomber fuselage. 
  • One 747-8 GEnx-2B engine has approximately the same take-off thrust as all (8) engines together on the original B-52 bomber (PW YJ57-3).

Fuel

  • The 747-8 can carry approximately 422,000 pounds or 63,034 USG (238,604 liters) making it possible to fly extremely long routes, such as Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia.

Flight

  • The 747-8 range is approximately 7,790 nautical miles (14,430 km).
  • Maximum takeoff weight is almost one million pounds.

Interior

  • There are 14 stairs in the stairwell to the upper deck.  
  • Just the upper deck of a 747-8 Intercontinental has the same square area as a 737-700, while retaining the same passenger experience as a Boeing Business Jet.

747 Fleet

  • The 747 fleet has logged more than 42 billion nautical miles (77.8 billion kilometers), equivalent to 101,500 trips from the Earth to the moon and back.
  • The 747 fleet has flown more than 5.6 billion people — the equivalent of 80 percent of the world’s population*.

747-8 Freighter Fun Facts

General

  • 747-8 Freighter could hold approximately 19 million ping-pong balls or golf balls.
  • 747-8 Freighter payload capacity is able to transport 10,767 solid gold bars from Fort Knox. 
  • The total electrical capacity of a 747-8 can power up to 480,000 32-in. flat screen televisions.
  • A 747-8 Freighter is able to instantly airlift nearly 9 million 72 hour medical kits or 122,000 military MRE (Meal Ready to Eat) to a location in distress.
  • The 747-8 is able to travel the length of three FIFA football fields in one second.
  • The 747-8 is able to travel the length of a standard 42.195 km marathon in 2.5 minutes.
  • The 747-8 tail height is 63 ft 6 in (19.5 m), equivalent to a six-story building.
  • The 747-8 is the longest commercial aircraft 250 ft 2 in (76.3 m).

Wings

  • One 747-8 wing would accommodate the total living space (total floor area) of four, 3 bedroom/2 bathroom single residence homes (at 1,375 square feet each).
  • 747-8 wingspan is as wide as two 737-700s end-to-end.

Engines

  • Engine thrust has grown from 43,500 pounds per engine on the early 747s to as much as 747-8 GENx-B2 engines are rated @ 66,500 pounds per engine.
  • The engine fan diameter of the 747-8 GENx is nearly the fuselage diameter of a B-29 bomber fuselage. 
  • One 747-8 GEnx-2B engine has approximately the same take-off thrust as all (8) engines together on the original B-52 bomber (PW YJ57-3).

Fuel

  • The 747-8 Freighter can carry approximately 400,000 lbs or 59,734 US gallons of fuel (226,113 liters), making it possible to fly long routes, such as Frankfurt to Chicago with a full payload.

Flight

  • The 747-8 Freighter range is approximately 8,000 4,325 nautical miles (14,815 8,010 km).
  •  Maximum takeoff weight is almost one million pounds.

*as of October 2012