Maximum Range: 6,100 statute miles (9,800 km).
Typical Cruise Speed: Mach 0.84 – 555 mph (895 km/h – 483Kt).
Wing Span : 195 ft 8 in (59.6 m)
Overall Length : 231 ft 10.2 in (70.6 m)
Tail Height: 63 ft 5 in (19.3 m)
Interior Cabin Width: 20 ft (6.1 m)
The Boeing 747 is a wide-body commercial jet airliner and cargo aircraft, often referred to by its original nickname, Jumbo Jet, or Queen of the Skies. Its distinctive “hump” upper deck along the forward part of the aircraft makes it among the world’s most recognizable aircraft, and it was the first wide-body produced.
The 747-300 features a 23-foot-4-inch-longer (7.11 m) upper deck than the −200. The stretched upper deck has two emergency exit doors and is the most visible difference between the −300 and previous models. Before being made standard on the 747-300, the stretched upper deck was previously offered as a retrofit.
The 747−300 introduced a new straight stairway to the upper deck, instead of a spiral staircase on earlier variants, which creates room above and below for more seats. Minor aerodynamic changes allowed the −300’s cruise speed to reach Mach 0.85 compared with Mach 0.84 on the −200 and −100 models, while retaining the same takeoff weight.
Following its debut, the 747 rapidly achieved iconic status, appearing in numerous film productions such as the Airport series of disaster films, Air Force One, and Executive Decision. Appearing in over 300 film productions the 747 is one of the most widely depicted civilian aircraft and is considered by many as one of the most iconic in film history.