Boeing 747 Deliveries

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The Boeing 747 classic series which encompasses the Boeing 747 100, 747 200, 747 300, 747 400 and 747-SP, was produced over a period of 37 years.  Below we look at the launch customers of each of these variants as well as some other facts and figures.

The first 747 delivered, the 747 100, was delivered on 15 January 1970. Najeeb Halaby, Chairman on Pan Am the launch customer, was on hand as first lady Pat Nixon christened her, Clipper Victor.
The first commercial service was from New York to London on 22 January 1970.
Both Pam Am and Iran Air requested Boeing to design a longer range version of the 747 to accommodate the US Middle east routes. Pan Am was the launch customer with it’s first scheduled 747 SP service in 1976. Only 45 of the type were produced instead of the expected 200.
More powerful engines enabled the 747 200 to be used on international routes that were marginal for the 747 100. The type started service with Lufthansa in February 1971.
The Boeing 747 300 first flew on 05 October 1982 and was delivered to launch customer, Swissair, on 23 March 1983. The most visible difference between the 300 and previous variants was the stretched upper deck.

Orders and Deliveries for the Boeing 747-100/200/300 to August 2022.

 747-100747-100747-200747-200747-300747-300Total OrdersTotal Deliveries
Aer Lingus2222
Aerolineas Argentinas7777
Air Afrique1111
Air Canada552277
Air China2222
Air France161623233939
Air Gabon1111
Air India201111221513
Air Madagascar1111
Air New Zealand6565
Airline of the Islamic Republi8522107
All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.1717552222
American Airlines16161616
Braniff Airlines6451115
British Airways181819193737
CAAC-Civil Aviation of China442266
Cameroon Airlines1111
Cargolux Airlines Internationa2222
Cathay Pacific Airways1010661616
China Airlines44661010
Condor Flugdienst2222
CP Air4444
Delta Air Lines5555
Eastern Air Lines4444
EL AL Israel Airlines7777
Flying Tiger6666
Garuda Indonesia6666
Iberia Airlines227799
International Lease Finance Co3333
Iraqi Airways115364
Islamic Republic of Iran Air F4444
Japan Airlines2020313113136464
Japan Asia Airways1111
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia111122
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines1717332020
Korean Air221411331916
Kuwait Airways4444
Lignes Aeriennes de Congolaise1010
Malaysia Airlines1111
Martinair Cargo2222
Middle East Airlines3333
National Airlines2222
Nippon Cargo Airlines6666
Northwest-Merged w Delta101027273737
Olympic Airlines2222
Pakistan International Airline2222
Pan Am World Airways4843225045
Philippine Airlines4444
Presidential Flight1111
Qantas Airways222222663030
Royal Air Maroc1111
Royal Jordanian3333
SABENA Aerospace222244
Saudi Arabian Airlines10101110102121
Scandinavian Airlines6666
Seaboard World Airlines5454
Singapore Airlines202014143434
South African Airways6677221515
TAP Portugal4444
Thai Airways International662288
Transamerica Airlines5353
U.S. Air Force6666
United Airlines2222222424
Universal Airlines2020
Varig Airlines332255
Western Airlines3030
World Airways, Inc.3333
Grand Total2752504083938181764724

Orders and Deliveries Boeing 747-400 Passenger and Combi (747-400/400D/400ER/400M) to August 2022.

 747-400 747-400D 747-400ER 747-400M Total OrdersTotal Deliveries
Air Canada3333
Air China66881414
Air France157552012
Air India6666
Air Namibia1111
Air New Zealand4444
All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.181211112923
America West Airlines2020
Asiana Airlines227698
British Airways66576657
Canadian Airlines4444
Cathay Pacific Airways17171717
China Airlines17171717
EL AL Israel Airlines4444
EVA Air77881515
Garuda Indonesia9292
Government of Japan2222
International Lease Finance Co16141614
Japan Airlines4834885642
Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.301040
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines5517172222
Korean Air2827112928
Kuwait Airways3131
Malaysia Airlines1919222121
Mandarin Airlines1111
Northwest-Merged w Delta18161816
Philippine Airlines10311114
Presidential Flight1111
Qantas Airways2121662727
Saudi Arabian Airlines5555
Singapore Airlines42424242
South African Airways8888
Thai Airways International18181818
Unidentified Customer(s)1111
United Airlines74447444
Varig Airlines6060
Virgin Atlantic Airways9999
Grand Total5444422019666461634528

Orders and Deliveries Boeing 747-400 Freighters and 747-8(747-400ERF/400F/8i/8F) to September 2022.

 747-400ERF 747-400F 747-8 747-8F Total OrdersTotal Deliveries
Row LabelsOrdersDeliveriesOrdersDeliveriesOrdersDeliveriesOrdersDeliveries
Air China7777
Air China Cargo2222
Air France2222
AirBridgeCargo Airlines7777
Altavair LLC6640106
Arik Air2020
Asiana Airlines8585
Atlas Air161513102925
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings,4141
Business Jet / VIP Customer(s)118118
Cargolux Airlines Internationa161614143030
Cathay Pacific Airways666614142626
China Airlines21212121
China Cargo2222
China Southern Airlines2222
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise150150
EVA Air3333
International Lease Finance Co331144
Jade Cargo International6666
Japan Airlines2222
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines3333
Korean Air8810101010773535
LoadAir Cargo2222
Malaysia Airlines2222
NAS Aviation Services LLC22552097
Nippon Cargo Airlines10101482418
Silk Way Airlines5555
Singapore Airlines17171717
Transaero Airlines4040
U.S. Air Force1111
Unidentified Customer(s)224466
USAF PAR Program2222
Volga-Dnepr UK Ltd106106
Grand Total40401301265848142104370318

Each of the Boeing 747 variants had very different levels of popularity.  As you can see from the figures below, the Boeing 747 400 was by far the most prolific seller.  This is logical as it was the culmination of years of research and experience.  With each new model, new technology was added in response to experience gained with previous models.

The Boeing 747 8 is addressed on its own page.

Boeing 747 Orders and Deliveries Table.

Model Series Orders Deliveries Unfilled
Boeing 747 100 167 167
Boeing 747 100B 9 9
Boeing 747 100SR 29 29
Boeing 747 200B 225 225
Boeing 747 200C 13 13
Boeing 747 200F 73 73
Boeing 747 200M 78 78
Boeing 747 300 56 56
Boeing 747 300M 21 21
Boeing 747 300SR 4 4
Boeing 747 400 442 442
Boeing 747-400D 19 19
Boeing 747 400ER 6 6
Boeing 747 400ERF 40 40
Boeing 747 400F 126 126
Boeing 747 400M 61 61
Boeing 747 E4A 3 3
Boeing 747 E4B 1 1
Boeing 747 SP 45 45
Totals 1418 1418
An IranAir Boeing 747 SP. IranAir and Pan Am both pushed Boeing to create the SP which had a longer range than the Boeing 747 100. Of the expected 200 to be produced only 45 were built. It was seen as a sports car version with a shorter fuselage thus reduced weight. It was used by airlines with long route sectors such as Iran Air, South African Airways and QANTAS.

If there is more you want to learn about this airliner, please visit: Boeing 747 Home, Boeing 747 Specs, Boeing 747 Order Book, Boeing 747 History, Boeing 747 Interior and Boeing 747 Assembly,

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  1. Detailed view ! I think this report is written very carefully ! But next time can you list the operators that use the Boeing Jumbo jet? I wish I wish I can know more!

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