The Boeing 747 is Boeing’s biggest plane – or is it? Turns out, Boeing has a bigger aircraft called the Boeing Dreamlifter.So why don’t we put some passengers in it? After all, with more space than even the proposed Boeing 747X, this plane would change the landscape of aviation and commercial freight forever – let us dive into it.
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The Boeing 747 dream lifter nearly has all the same specifications as the 747-400, slightly longer by 1 meter, or 3 or so feet. It is taller, however, at 21.54 meters or 70 feet and 8 inches and is wider at 8.38 meters, 27 feet and 6 inches, approx 2 meters more than the 747-400. This gives us a total empty space of 65,000 cubic feet (1,840 m³). Watch the video from Found And Explained for more info:
If the upper level has a width of 838 cm, and the average seat is 17 inches across or 43 cm, then we can fit a total of 16 seats across, factoring in twin aisles. Now that’s quite complicated as it would mean a configuration of 5 – 6 – 5 which is unrealistic, but we could fit in a third row in exchange for an extra seat and end up with 4 – 4 – 4 – 4. Brutal, but not outrageous.
A more realistic option would be a 3 – 4 – 4 – 3, giving room for the bulkhead. At 45 rows of passengers on the upper deck, this would be 14 x 45 or 630 passengers.But what about the lower deck? The lower level has the same width as a Boeing 747, and thus, we can assume the same configuration of 3-4-3 across with 17 inches of width.via/read more: Found And Explained