The fleet Wamos Air operates is made up of 4 Boeing 747-400s, commonly nicknamed “Jumbo Jets”, Famous for its impressive size and its double deck, the Jumbo Jet is one of the world’s most recognizable airliners and is included in the fleets of almost all the world’s national airlines.
The following sub-sections offer you the chance to get to know our fleet in detail, through the history of the Jumbo Jet, its technical data sheet some odd facts you would not even imagine! What is more, in the Fly by Jumbo Jet section you can also see the great pros of flying in Wamos Air’s B747-400s, where you can enjoy more space for yourself and your baggage, enjoy shorter flight times and a more comfortable journey!
The Boeing 747, commonly nicknamed the “Jumbo Jet”, is a wide-bodied transcontinental commercial aircraft manufactured by Boeing. Known for its impressive size, it is one of the world’s most recognisable airliners. It made its first commercial flight in 1970 and was the first wide-bodied airliner, the largest and heaviest at the time, and a total of 1,500 B747s have been produced, among all its different versions. Immediately recognised by passengers on all continents, the Boeing 747 is the world’s favourite aircraft and one of the most widely followed by the public internationally, as the so-called “Queen of the Skies” has enabled millions of people to make international flights.
After the original B747-100/200/300 versions, use of the more advanced B747-400 version began in the 1990’s. This surpassed its smaller sisters in size, range and energy efficiency and represented a complete generational shift in flight procedures and flight deck, evolving from the previous analogue instruments to screen control with digital flight decks, which have since become the standard for the most modern aircraft. It is this B747-400 version which Wamos Air has flown since 2008 and which can be found at all the main airports and with all the main airlines, such as Lufthansa, British Airways, Airfrance-KLM, Singapore Airlines, Thai, United and many others.
The 747-400 has proven performance and high reliability. It incorporates very significant aerodynamic improvements in comparison to previous 747 models, including “winglets” (wing tip blades) which reduce drag, new avionics and a new flight deck. The 747 is fully adapted to current infrastructure and serves over 210 airports worldwide. It is the best cargo aircraft and the world’s fastest commercial jet.
Wamos Air B747-400 data sheet