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FLEET

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!

1. HISTORY OF THE JUMBO

History of the Jumbo

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.

2. TECHNICAL DATA SHEET

TECHNICAL DATA SHEET

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.

General Information:

  • The 747-400 has a longer range, lower fuel consumption, lower noise emissions and lower operating costs than previous 747 family models. The 747-400 has a range of 13,000 km. It has a dispatch reliability of almost 99%.
  • The 747-400 is the most successful and most frequently ordered wide-bodied airliner in history. The 747’s longevity and popularity are based on its efficiency, on its high-density market leadership, in its incomparable comfort and its flexibility for operating on short, medium and long range routes.

Wamos Air B747-400 data sheet

3. ODD FACTS

ODD FACTS

Parts
  • The 747-400 has six million parts.
  • The 747-400 has 274 km of wiring and 8 km of pipes.
  • The 747-400 has 16 wheels in the main landing gear and 2 wheels in its front landing gear.
Dimensions
  • The 747-400’s wing measures 524.9 m2, a sufficiently large area to house 45 medium-sized cars.
  • The height of the 747-400’s tail (19.4 m) is equivalent to a six-storey building.
Flight
  • The fleet of 747s has recorded over 56,000 million km, enough to make 74,000 round trips to the Moon.
  • The fleet of 747s has transported 3.5 billion people, equivalent to more than half the planet’s population.
  • On a typical flight, a 747-400 takes off at 290 km /h, flies at a speed of 910 km /h and lands at 260 km/h.
  • On a common international flight, a 747 operator usually uses 5.5 tons of food and more than 50,000 objects for on-board service.
Engines
  • The diameter of a 747’s engine hood is 2.6 metres, which could take in a Smart car. Interior
Interior
  • The 747-400 has an internal cabin volume which is bigger than any other commercial airliner, equivalent to more than three 140 m2 houses.
  • • There are 365 lights, switches and indicators in the 747-400’s new flight deck, compared to 971 in previous 747 models.