When the Boeing 747 first flew commercially in 1970 it ushered in a new era of affordable air travel. Often referred to by the nickname 'Jumbo Jet', the 747 was the world's first wide-body commercial airliner and its advent has proved to be one of the major milestones in aviation history. The centrepiece of this "Haynes Manual" is the 747-400, which is the most numerous version. As well as being the highest-selling model in the 747 family, there are more 400s currently in service than any other version.
Illustration: COL & B&W THROUGHOUT
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP
Publication date: 15/07/2012
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 800 g
Dimensions: 270mm X 210mm
The first airliner to receive the Haynes Manual treatment. Unique insights into operating, flying and maintaining the mighty Jumbo. Features detailed photos of servicing and maintenance. Includes specially commissioned photography of the 747-400. The author is an experienced 747 pilot.
Chris Wood is a Boeing 747 captain with Virgin Atlantic. He has more than 15,000 hours' flying time, 10,000 of which are on 747s. He is a regular contributor to the aviation press including Airliner World and Today's Pilot.