The Spirit of Panalpina - Amazing Images

by GLM Images on 2013-06-12 00:56:32


The Panalpina Group is one of the world’s leading providers of supply chain solutions to businesses.

The company combines its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions. Panalpina has its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, and is a publicly traded company, listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange. It has 500 branch offices in 80 countries and is represented in a further 80 countries, through a network of partner companies. Its three core values are performance, professionalism and integrity.

The new Boeing 747-8 Freighter in comparison to its predecessor 747-400F

Panalpina has replaced two 747-400F with two latest generation 747-8F. How do they compare?

 

new 747-8F

747-400F

 

Length

76.3 m

70.7 m

 

Height (tail)

19.4 m

19.4 m

 

Wing span

68.5 m

64.4 m

 

Max. take-off weight

442 t

397 t

 

Max. payload (incl. tare weight)

140 t

120 t

 

Cruising speed

0.845 mach

0.845 mach

 

Tank capacity

242,000 l

216,000 l

 


The new 747-8F is 5.6 m longer (green sections) and has 16% more volume than the 747-400F.


•    4 extra main deck pallet positions
•    3 extra lower deck pallet positions
•    20 tonnes more payload

new 747-8F

The new 747-8 Freighter, equipped with 787 technology engines, is more environmentally friendly, too.
•    Double digit percentage improvements in fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions
•    Noise footprint reduction by 30%
 
Other improvements include:
•    General strengthening and incorporation of advanced alloys in fuselage, wing and tail
•    New wing design with raked tip (better aerodynamics)
•    Larger main deck cargo door for simplified loading (nose-load capability remains)
•    Revised flight deck to add new Flight Management Computer, Electronic Checklist, Multifunction Displays
•    Airport and ground service compatibility
•    Less downtime for maintenance