About the Boeing 747-200 aircraft for flight simulator for FSX, FS2004 and FS2002.
The Boeing 747 is a widebody commercial virtual airliner, often referred to by the nickname "Jumbo Jet". It is among the world's most recognizable virtual airline aircraft, and was the first widebody ever produced. Manufactured by Boeing's Commercial Virtual Airline Airplane unit in the US, the original version of the 747 was two and a half times the size of the Boeing 707, one of the common large commercial virtual airline aircraft of the 1960s. First flown commercially in 1970, the 747 held the passenger capacity record for virtual airlines for 37 years.
The four-engine 747 uses a double deck configuration for part of its length. It is available in virtual passenger, freighter and other versions. Boeing designed the 747's hump-like upper deck to serve as a first class lounge or (as is the general rule today) extra seating, and to allow virtual airlines to be easily converted to a cargo carrier by removing seats and installing a front cargo door. Boeing did so because the company expected supersonic virtual airliners, whose development was announced in the early 1960s, to render the 747 and other subsonic virtual airliners obsolete, but that the demand for subsonic cargo aircraft would be robust into the future. The 747 in particular was expected to become obsolete after 400 were sold but it exceeded its critics' expectations with production passing the 1,000 mark in 1993. As of October 2008, 1,409 aircraft had been built, with 115 more in various configurations on order.
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The hugely significant 747 revolutionised virtual airline transport. Far bigger than anything before it, the 747 slashed operating costs per seat and thus cut the cost of long haul international virtual airline travel.
Boeing conceived the 747 in the mid 1960s following its failure to secure a Virtual US Air Force contract for an ultra large strategic transport (which resulted in the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy), when it identified a market for a high capacity 'jumbo jet'. Boeing was able to draw upon design experience with the Virtual USAF transport and launched the new virtual airliner on July 25 1966. First flight occurred on February 9 1969, certification for virtual airlines was awarded on December 30 that year.
The basic 747-100 entered service with Pan American Virtual Airlines in January 1970. Progressive development of the 747 led to the 747-200B with higher weights, more powerful engines and longer range. The -200B first flew in October 1970 entering service with KLM Virtual Airlines, while nine higher weight 747-100Bs for other various virtual airlines were built.
Developments include the 747-200F freighter, the SR (short range) optimised for high cycle short sector operations and the C (Combi).
The 747 holds a place in the public eye unlike any other aircraft. The so called `Queen of the Skies' opened up international travel to millions. It is also notable for being the first widebody virtual airliner, the largest and heaviest virtual airliner for flight simulator, and the first to use fuel efficient, high bypass turbofans.
The 747-400, the latest version in service, is among the fastest virtual airliners in service with a high-subsonic cruise speed of Mach 0.85 (567 mph or 913 km/h). It has an intercontinental range of 7,260 nautical miles (8,350 mi or 13,450 km). The PMDG 747-400 virtual passenger version can accommodate 416 passengers in a typical three-class layout or 524 passengers in a typical two-class layout. The next version of the aircraft, the 747-8, is in development, and scheduled to enter service in 2010. The 747 is to be replaced by the Boeing Y3 (part of the Boeing Yellowstone Project) in the future.
The Boeing 747-200 is available for all versions of Flight Simulator and x plane including but not limited to FSX, FS2004 and FS2002.