The largest passenger airliner yet built (though the planned Airbus A3XX will be larger), the four-engined 747 combines a passenger-carrying capacities of up to 450 people with its unique two-deck configuration (the small upper deck is usually used for business-class passengers), with high-subsonic speeds and intercontinental range, in some configurations sufficient to fly Sydney-London non-stop (though no airline schedules such long routes).
- When was it first introduced?
- Variations, production history.
- Notable variations (Air Force One, Space Shuttle carrier. . . others?)