Boeing 747

Introduced in 1970, the Boeing 747 is a long-range wide-body jet airliner manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The design used to develop the 747 was based on the previously established CX-HLS project, which was subsequently not produced despite significant study efforts from the Boeing team. The 747 project gained momentum when Pan Am revealed a requirement for a much larger airliner than the preceding Boeing 707 in the early 1960s.

Due to the size and weight of the aircraft, a wing-mounted quadjet configuration was agreed upon, but it was soon established that new engines were essential to power the aircraft. In 1966, Boeing, Pan Am, and Pratt & Whitney agreed to develop a new engine as a joint venture, designated the JT9D. The initial production variant was the 747-100, often referred to as the first “Jumbo Jet,” entering service in 1970 under Pan Am, offering seats for up to 440 passengers in economy class.

Red Box is pleased to offer a comprehensive range of ground power equipment for this aircraft, including tugs, ground power units, start power units and more, perfectly suited to the requirements of the Boeing 747-100 aircraft.

This includes the RBC8090 GPU Frequency Converter.

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