National’s fleet is a robust mix of our organic and leased aircraft. Our organic fleet consists of Boeing 747-400 BCFs for cargo operations. The 747-400 BCF offers a wide-body, four-engine aircraft with a double deck configuration. Additional aircraft are available from our partners to meet your needs including the most commonly utilized Ilyushin IL-76s and Antonov AN-124s.


Aircraft: 747-400 BCF
Cargo: Volume, Main Deck:
20,464 cu ft (579.5 cu m)
30 pallets, 96 X 125 in (244x318 cm)
Volume, Lower Deck
4,498 cu ft (127.4 cu m)
Nine pallets, 96x125 in at 407 cu ft
Volume, Bulk Cargo:
835 cu ft
Estimated Structural Payload:
250,200 lbs (113,489 kg)
Manufacturer: Boeing
Engine Type (max thrust): General Electric CF6-80C2B5F / 62,100 lb (276.23kN)
Maximum Fuel Capacity: 53,985 U.S. gal (204,349 L)
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 870,000 lb (394,625 kg)
Maximum Range: 4,100 nautical miles (7,590km)
Typical city Pairs: Hong Kong - Dubai
New York - Luxembourg
Los Angeles - Frankfurt
Typical Cruise Speed
at 35,000 feet:
0.855 Mach
567 mph (913 km/h)
Wing Span: 211 ft 5 in (64.4 m)
Overall Length: 231 ft 10 in (70.6 m)
Tail Height: 63 ft 8 in (19.4 m)