Boeing 747-300

The 747-300 has a terrace 23 feet 4 inches (7.11 m) longer than the -200. [75] The stretched upper deck has two emergency exit doors and is the most visible difference between the models -300 and above. Before being made standard on the 747-300, the stretched upper deck was previously offered as an amendment, and first appeared in two Japanese 747-100SR aircraft. [135] -300 introduced a new straight staircase to the upper deck, instead of a spiral staircase in the previous variants, which creates a space above and below for more seats. [71] small aerodynamic changes-300 allowed the cruise to reach Mach 0.85 compared to Mach 0.84 in the -200 and -100 models, with the same takeoff weight. [75] -300 can be equipped with the same Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce power plants, as in the -200, and updated General Electric CF6-80C2B1. [71]
Swissair placed the first order for the 747-300 on June 11, 1980. [136] The variant revived the designation of 747 to 300, which had been used previously in a study design that did not reach production. The 747-300 first flew on October 5, 1982, and first delivery was to Swissair type on March 23, 1983. [35] In addition to the passenger model, two versions (-300M-300SR) were produced. The capacity of 747-300M load characteristics at the rear of the main cover, similar to 200M-, but with the top cover can be elongated more passengers. [120] [137] 747-300SR, short range, high-capacity home production, was produced for the Japanese market, Japan Airlines operates more than 600 type seats on the Tokyo-Okinawa and elsewhere . No production freighter version of the 747-300 was built, but Boeing began modifications to passenger models used in cargo planes -300 in 2000. [138]
A total of 81 747-300 series aircraft were delivered, 56 for passenger use, 21-300M and 4-300SR versions. [139] In 1985, just two years later entered the service of -300, the type was replaced by the announcement of the latest 747-400. [140] The last 747-300 was delivered in September 1990 to Sabena. [71] [141] -300 While some customers continued to operate the type, a number of large companies replaced their 747-300 with 747-400. Air France, Air India, Pakistan International Airlines and Qantas are among the last major companies to operate the 747-300. On 29 December 2008, Qantas made its last scheduled 747-300 service, operating from Melbourne to Los Angeles via Auckland.

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