Exclusive time-lapse videos: Boeing B747-400F loading cargo
The Boeing 747-400F is the all-cargo variant of the B747-400 family. Considered the reliable workhorse of the air cargo industry, the aircraft entered commercial service in 1993, and well-over 100 models have been delivered since. The B747-400F is widely used by Chapman Freeborn for cargo charters, as well as long term lease contracts.
A main deck nose door and mechanised handling system as well as a lower deck side door make the 747-400F an effective solution for outsize cargo charter requirements.
Boeing 747-400F Stats
|Main Deck Capacity:||605 cu. m30 Pallets (244cm x 318cm))|
|Lower Deck Capacity:||159 cu. M32 LD-1 containers|
|Maximum Payload:||112,630kg (112.6 tons)|
|Typical City Pairs:||New York – Frankfurt | London – Beijing | Tokyo – Sydney|
|Typical Cruise Speed:||0.845 Mach* (560 mph) *at 35,000 feet|
Below are two time-lapse videos taken as a B747-400F is nose-loaded on a recent air cargo charter operation co-ordinated by Chapman Freeborn.
Video shot by Sam Macadam