B747-800F Aircraft Design
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9 November 2017

If you are an aviation geek, I am sure you have looked at aircraft design and its unique capabilities.

Our cargo charter team loves working with the mighty jumbo aircraft B747’s! Not only due to its design but also because of payload capacity up to 115 tons. B747-800 can go from Middle East to South America, nonstop and with its nose loader design, lengthy piece can go easily compared to the aft door aircraft.

Did you know that the 747-400 and earlier versions had proven to be a very popular freighter, carrying around half of the world's airfreight?

To maintain this position, Boeing designed a freight variant of the 747-8, named the 747-8 Freighter or 747-8F. The company launched the freighter version on November 14, 2005. The 747-8F is the initial model to enter service. As on the 747-400F, the upper deck is shorter than passenger models; the 18ft (5.575 m) stretch is just before and just aft of the wing. 747-8 Freighter was designed with a 975,000 lb. (442,000 kg) maximum take-off weight with a payload capability of 308,000 lb. (140,000 kg) and a range of 4,390 nmi (8,130 km). Four extra pallet spaces were created on the main deck, with either two extra containers and two extra pallets, or three extra pallets, on the lower deck.

Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines were the first customers for the 747-8, placing orders for the freighter variant in November 2005. The firm configuration of the aircraft was finalized in October 2006. Major assembly of the aircraft began on August 8, 2008, and the aircraft first left Boeing's Everett factory on November 12, 2009. The first aircraft was delivered on October 12, 2011, to Cargolux. As of October 2017, confirmed orders for the 747-8 total 135: 88 of the freighter version, and 47 of the passenger version.           reference boeing.com

Call us to book your next cargo charter flight and our team of Charter Specialists will be happy to offer the right solution and aircraft that is best suited to your needs.


 
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