Boeing 777

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Boeing 777
Japan Airlines Boeing 777-300 about to land at London Heathrow Airport
Role Wide-body jet airliner
National origin United States
Manufacturer Boeing Commercial Airplanes
First flight June 12, 1994
Introduction June 7, 1995 with United Airlines[1]
Status Being made and being used by airlines
Primary users Emirates
United Airlines
Air France
Singapore Airlines
Produced 1994–present
Number built 1170[2]
Unit cost 777-200ER: US$ 261.5 million
777-200LR: US$296.0 million
777-300ER: US$320.2 million
777F: US$300.5 million[3]

The Boeing 777 is a long range, two-engine, widebody commercial airliner. It is the world's largest twinjet plane. It is often called the "Triple Seven". It can carry between 283 and 368 passengers. It has a range from 5235 to 9380 nautical miles.

The first 777-200 model first entered service in 1995. The stretched 777-300 was introduced in 1998. That model is 33.3 feet (10.1 meters) longer. The longer-range 777-300ER and 777-200LR models entered service in 2004 and 2006, respectively. A freighter version, the 777F, first flew in 2008. Beginning in 2019, Boeing will deliver a new version of the 777, the 777X.

More than 60 airlines operate one or more kinds of the Boeing 777. Of them, Emirates has the most in its fleet: more than 100 of them are in service or on order. Other airlines that operate a lot of 777s include United Airlines, Air France, Cathay Pacific, and American Airlines.

Variants[change | change source]

Variants include:
5000+ nautical miles range

  • 777-200
  • 777-200ER
  • 777-300

9000+ nautical miles range

  • 777-200LR
  • 777-300ER

Freight variants

  • 777F

777-200[change | change source]

The 777-200 was the first and original type of 777. It was first flown on June 12, 1994 and entered service with United Airlines on June 7, 1995. It was made to fly up to 440 people in a single class layout, and could fly 5240 nautical miles (9700 km).[4] 88 777-200 were made, with no -200 waiting to be made.

An American Airlines 777-200 landing at London Heathrow Airport.

777-200ER[change | change source]

The 777-200ER is an extended range version of the original 777-200. This means it could fly longer than the original version. Although the number of passengers able to be carried remains the same, the range of the -200ER is increased to 7725 nautical miles (14305 km). 422 -200ER were made, with no -200ER waiting to be made.

777-200LR[change | change source]

The 777-200LR is a long-range version of the 777-200. The 777-200LR holds the record for longest-ever flight, totaling 22 hours, 42 minutes and flew 11,664 nautical miles from Hong Kong to London. It has a capacity of 301 passengers. [5]

Singapore Airlines 777-200ER at Singapore Changi Airport.

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Boeing: The Boeing 777 Program Background." Boeing. retrieved February 20, 2014.
  2. "777 Model Orders and Deliveries summary". Boeing. January 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  3. "Boeing: Jet prices." Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  4. "Boeing: 777-200/-200ER Technical Characteristics." Boeing. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  5. "News Releases/Statements". MediaRoom. Retrieved 2018-02-15. 

Other websites[change | change source]

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