747SP Specifications

Special Performance

The Boeing 747SP is a four-engined long-range widebody airliner with a capacity of maximum 313 passengers in a partial double deck configuration produced by the American aircraft manufacturer Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Name: 747SP  Manufacturer: Boeing  Category: Airliner  ICAO: B74S  IATA: 74L

The 747SP (Special Performance) is basically a long-range derivative of the 747-100. The exterior geometry of the 747SP has been changed from the 747-100. Aircraft systems are essentially unchanged except for differences resulting from changes outlined below.

Principal differences:

  • Overall airplane length is 47'1" shorter.
  • Body is 48'5" shorter.
  • Overall airplane height is approximately 2'11" higher.
  • Vertical tail has been extended 5 feet.
  • Horizontal tail has been extended on each end.
  • Flaps have been modified to a single variable pivot flap.
  • Main deck doors are reduced to 4 on each side.


  • 4 Pratt and Whitney JT9D-3, JT9D-3A, JT9D-7, JT9D-7A, JT9D-7F, JT9D-7J 4
  • Rolls Royce RB211-524B2-19, RB211-524C2-19, RB211-524D4-19, RB211-524D4-39.


747SP Schematics 747SP Schematics


Cockpit crew3 (2 pilots, flight engineer)
Seating capacity233 (3-class) 315 (2-class) 375; optional 400 (1-class, maximum)
Overall length184 ft 9 in (56.31 m)
Wingspan195 ft 8 in (59.64 m)
Wing area5,500 ft² (511 m²)
Overall height65 ft 10 in (20.06 m)
Operating empty weight336,870 lb (152,780 kg)
Maximum take-off weight670,000 lb (304,000 kg)
Engine models (x 4)Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4W or Rolls-Royce RB211-524C2 turbofan engines
Engine thrust (x 4)46,500 lbf (206.8 kN)
Maximum speedMach 0.92 (526 knots, 975 km/h)
Cruising speedMach 0.88 (505 knots, 935 km/h)
Service ceiling45,100 ft (13.75 km)
Maximum range6,650 nmi (12,320 km; 7,650 mi) with 276 passengers + baggage
Fuel capacity50,360 US gal (190,600 l)