August 12, 2019 Informative | 109 views

Boeing 747-400F (Freighter): Specification

Metric Imperial
Maximum take-off weight 396 900 kg 875 000 lbs
Maximum revenue payload 113 000 kg 249 000 lbs
Wing span 64,40 m 211 ft
Height 19,40 m 63 ft
Overall length 70,70 m 232 ft
Cabin width (floor level) 5,90 m 19 ft
Cabin length 56,40 m 185 ft
Typical volume capacity
Main Deck 610,1 m3 21645 ft3
Lower compartments (bellies) 130,3 m3 4601 ft3
Bulk 14,7 m3 520 ft3

The 747-400F (Freighter) is an all freight version of the 747-400. While using the updated systems and wing design of the passenger versions, it features the original short upper deck found on the classic 747s to reduce weight. The 747-400F has a maximum takeoff weight of 875,000 pounds (396,890 kg) and a maximum payload of 274,100 pounds (124,330 kg). The -400F can be easily distinguished from the passenger -400 by its shorter upper-deck hump and lack of windows along the main deck.

The model’s first flight was on May 4, 1993, and entered service with Cargolux on November 17, 1993. Major customers included Atlas Air, Cargolux, China Airlines, Korean Air, Nippon Cargo Airlines, Polar Air Cargo, and Singapore Airlines.

The 747-400F has a main deck nose door and a mechanized cargo handling system. The nose door swings up so that pallets or containers up to 40 ft (12 m) can be loaded straight in on motor-driven rollers. An optional main deck side cargo door (like the 747-400M Combi) allows loading of dimensionally taller cargo modules. A lower deck (“belly”) side door allows loading of unit load devices (ULD) up to 163 cm in height. Boeing delivered 126 Boeing 747-400F aircraft with no unfilled orders as of November 2009. The last -400F was delivered to Nippon Cargo Airlines on August 2, 2008.

A 2008 747-400F value new was $101 million, a 2003 aircraft was leased $400,000 per month in 2019 for a $29 million value while a B747-400BCF was priced at around $10 million.