Boeing 747-400 (AirlinerTech Series, Vol. 10) by Robert F Dorr

By Robert F Dorr

The Boeing 747-400 is the reworked model of the airliner that modified the realm. in lots of methods, it's a new plane instead of a improvement of the broad physique "jumbo jet" that introduced air go back and forth to the standard citizen. With an outer shell that dates to the mid-1980s and an inside that displays a electronic revolution and a brand new century, the 747-400 is a fancy and easily functioning factor of good looks. Many regard the 747-400 because the so much majestic flying laptop to grace the skies.

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In all, the glass cockpit of the 747-400 makes use of six 8x8-inch TWO-PILOT COCKPIT Considering that the highestdensi ty version of the 747-400, employed on domestic routes in Japan, can haul a staggering total of 624 passengers, it still seems remarkable to some observers that only two pilots fly this huge aircraft. Nevertheless, the two-pilot cockpit has become standard on nearly every large airliner now being manufactured. Technology replaced a human navigator on most airliners as long ago as the 1950s.

At the same time, the electrical system of the 747-400 initially refused to work properly, and integrating systems on the flight deck took longer than planned. On October 11, 1989, Boeing acknowledged that "limited delivery delays" would hold up the first 20 aircraft on the production line, although in no case for longer than 30 days. The company did not have the means to immediately increase the production rate of the aircraft, and some officials acknowledged that they had under1 - - - - - - 231'-4· - - - - - - ' \ .

This feature marks a coup for its manufacturer, ATTENDANTS PANEL CABIN SERYICES _ _ 1~1 C.... INllEMT _ _ 0S CABIN SYSTEM MODULE It's all taken for granted when we file aboard a 747-400 preparing for a flight, but the passenger cabin lightning system was designed with a great deal of userfriendly thinking directed toward both flight attendants and passengers. (Boeing) 46 AIRLINER TECH .. The 747-400 landing gear was extensively modified in contrast to the earlier 747 "classics," resulting in a l,800-pound (844-kilogram) weight savings.

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