has produced several
versions of the 747:
- The initial 747-100, with the 741: 167 built - 741B: 9 built - 741SR: 29 built (short range) - 747SP:45 built (long range)
- The 747-200
in the 1970ies: 393 built in various versions, of which 138 would still be active in 2009.
- The 747-300
with a streched upperdeck: 83 built, of which 45 would still be active in 2009.
- The 747-400
with winglets and glass avionics: 694 built in various versions. With
only a few 744 hull losses, and a few more stored, most 744 are still
flying in 2009.
See who flies them in Europe
, in Africa
and in the Americas
In 2009 the 747-400 is the only variant still in service with major
airlines in high numbers, but these 747 are rapidly leaving the fleets
of these airlines as the Boeing 777
is taking their place as the
backbone of intercontinental operations.
In 2009 the 747 in all variants is still the backbone of cargo operations with airlines all over the world.
There seem to be 962 Boeing 747s actively flying as of April, 2009. So, even the older versions are still flying. By 2014 the Boeing 747 is rapidly disappearing with passenger airlines
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