Technical Aircraft Information Boeing 747-8

Program Milestones
Firm configuration completed
November 2005
Freighter firm configuration
October 2006
Freighter rollout
Late 2008
First Flight
4th quarter 2008
Freighter certification & entry into service
Late 2009
Intercontinental certification
Mid to late 2010

Aircraft Dimensions
Cross Section
20 feet 1 inch (6,10 m)
Wing Span
224 feet 7 inch (68,5 m)
Stabilo Span
72 feet 2 inch (22 m)
250 feet 8 inch (76,4 m)
64 feet 2 inch (19,5 m)

Maximum Taxi Weight
973.000 lbs
Maximum Take-off Weight
970.000 lbs
Maximum Landing Weight
749.000 lbs
Maximum Zero Fuel Weight
709.000 lbs
Max. Structural Payload
295.400 lbs
Max. Cargo
29.426 cub Feet
Max. Fuel Capacity
229.135 lbs

Seating & Capacity

Seating Capacity Mixed Class
Cargo Capacity Main Deck

24,192 cub ft

Lower Deck
5.234 cub ft

Intercontinental (Pax)
8000 nmi (14.815 km)
4475 nmi (8.275 km)

Prices all variants
Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental
272,5 - 282,5
Boeing 747-8 Freighter
279,5 - 283,5

General Information

The 747-8 Intercontinental is the only aircraft in the 400-500 seat market. The aircraft is stretched 18,3 feet from the 747-400 in order to provide 467 seats in a three class configuration. Using 787 technology, the airplane will be quiter, more fuel efficient than any other competing jetliner in use today. Another major advantage is that both the 747-8 Intercontinental and 747-8 Freighter can use the existing infrastructure and ground equipment at most airports worldwide.

The 747-8 Freigher version will be longer than the 747-400F by 18.3 feet (just like the intercontintal version) and will have a maximum structural payload capability of 140 metric tonnes with a range of 4,475 nmi. Besides this the 747-8F features 16 percent more revenue cargo volume than its predecessor. The additional 121 cubic meters of volume means four additional main deck pallets and three additional lower hold pallets can be accomodated.