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Description of BOEING 747-400 DREAMLIFTER

You need to rent a cargo plane for a long-haul flight? Take a look at the Boeing 747-400 Dreamlifter.

The Boeing 747-400 Large Cargo Freighter (LCF) is a cargo aircraft, not to be confused with the Boeing 747-400 airliner, from which it is derived. Nicknamed Dreamlifter, the Boeing 747-400 LCF can carry 150 tons of cargo on takeoff, over 7800 kilometers. It mainly carries large and bulky parts.

It was built because Boeing lacked an aircraft capable of transporting certain aircraft parts from Japan and Italy to Everett, in the United States. Indeed, deliveries by sea were too long. Four Boeing 747-400 airliners were modified to build four Dreamlifter cargo planes; the construction took place in Taiwan. It was more economical for Boeing to buy and convert planes rather than build new ones. This also reduced the number of years of testing required to then obtain the necessary certifications to fly.

The Dreamlifter was named in reference to another Boeing aircraft (the 787), nicknamed the Dreamliner. The first flight took place in 2006.

Key Benefits of BOEING 747-400 DREAMLIFTER

  • It is suitable for long-haul flights.
  • The volume of its hold is more than 1800 cubic meters.

Commercial features of BOEING 747-400 DREAMLIFTER

The Boeing 747-400 LCF can carry three times the volume of a Boeing 747-400F cargo aircraft. Unlike this one, the Dreamlifter opens by the tail and not the nose for loading goods.

It is similar to the Airbus A300-600ST Beluga, having a similarly shaped fuselage and being also used to carry aircraft wings. It also resembles the Super Guppy as well as the A300-600F.

Its cargo capacity is similar to that of the Boeing 777, built in the 2000s.

The Dreamlifter has a wingspan of 65 meters for a length of 12 meters and a height of 21 meters.

Technical specifications of BOEING 747-400 DREAMLIFTER

  • Manufacturer BOEING
  • Model 747-400 LARGE CARGO FREIGHTER
  • Classification cargo aircraft
  • Speed 870 km/h
  • Hourly rates 17800 €/hour
  • Range 7800 km
  • Luggage compartment volume 1800 m³
  • Crew 2
  • Purchase Price 230 000 000 €

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