Pilot jobs are currently available to fly the B747 on commuting contracts with Asiana and Korean Air on their extensive worldwide network.
The Boeing 747 the most recognisable aircraft in the world - the ‘Queen of the Sky’. With more than 1,500 aircraft delivered since its launch, the B747 has a history of providing a global reach to long haul passenger and cargo operators alike, with many international carriers and cargo operators planning to operate the B747 for many years to come.
The similarity between the B747 and other Boeing twin aisle aircraft reduces training time and allows a smooth transition to other aircraft.
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The Boeing 747 is a widebody commercial airliner, often referred to by the nicknames ‘Queen of the sky’ or ‘Jumbo Jet’. It is the world's most recognisable aircraft, and was the first widebody ever produced. Manufactured by Boeing's Commercial Airplane unit in the US, the original version of the B747 was two and a half times the size of the B707, one of the large commercial aircraft of the 1960s. First flown commercially in 1970, the B747 held the passenger capacity record for 37 years.
The four-engine B747 uses a double deck configuration for the front part of its length. It is available in passenger, freighter and other versions. Boeing designed the B747's upper deck to serve as a first class lounge or - as is the general rule today - extra seating, and to allow the aircraft to be easily converted to a cargo carrier by removing seats and installing a front cargo door. The B747 exceeded expectations with production passing the 1,000 mark in 1993. As of October 2008, over 1,400 aircraft had been built, with 115 more in various configurations on order.
The B747-400, the latest version in service, is among the fastest aircraft 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 newest version of the aircraft, the B747-800, received certification in 2011. Deliveries of the B747-8F freighter version began in October 2011; deliveries of the B747-8I passenger version began in May 2012. On June 28, 2014, Boeing delivered the 1,500th B747 to come off the production line to Frankfurt, Germany-based Lufthansa. The B747 is the first wide-body airplane in history to reach the 1,500 milestone.