Boeing 747-8

Lufthansa’s stretched jumbo

The first version of the Boeing 747 quickly acquired the nickname “jumbo” because of its awesomely gigantic dimensions. The new 747-8 has been stretched to make it 5.6 meters longer than its immediate predecessor, the 747-400. That qualifies it for the title of the world’s longest passenger aircraft. It has seating accommodation for 362 passengers – but still consumes significantly less fuel per passenger than the 747-400. This is made possible by its new General Electric engines and its new, more efficient wing design.

 

Number in fleet*
19
Length
76.3 m
Wingspan
68.4 m
Height
19.4 m
Speed
920 kph
Max. cruising altitude
13,100 m
Max. takeoff weight
442,300 kg
Max. landing weight
312,100 kg
Range**
13,100 km
Cabin width
6.1 m
First / Business / Economy (max.)***
8/92/262

* September 2016; ** with max. number of bookings; *** Configuration may vary