The Boeing 747 is a wide-body commercial airliner and cargo transport aircraft, often referred to by its nal nickname, Jumbo Jet. Its iconic "hump" upper deck along the forward part of the aircraft make it among the world's most recognizable aircraft and was the first wide-body produced. The original version of the 747 was two and a half times larger in capacity than the Boeing 707.. First flown commercially in 1970, the 747 held the passenger capacity record for 37 years.

Boeing designed the 747's hump-like upper deck to serve as a first class lounge or extra seating, and to allow the aircraft to be easily converted to a cargo carrier.  By July 2014, 1,500 aircraft had been built.
The 747-400, the most common passenger version in service, has a high-subsonic cruise speed of Mach  0.85–0.855 (up to 570 mph or 920 km/h) with an intercontinental range of  13,450 km. The 747-400 passenger version can accommodate 416 passengers in a typical three class layout, 524 passengers in a typical two-class layout, or 660 passengers in a high density one-class configuration.

























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