|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|
|Status||Being made and being used by airlines|
|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
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]
5000+ nautical miles range
9000+ nautical miles range
777-200[change | change source]
The 777-200 was the first and original type of 777s. 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). 88 777-200 were made, with no -200 waiting to be made.
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.
Gallery[change | change source]
Cockpit of an American Airlines 777
A Malaysia Airlines 777-200ER "Super Ranger", named for its very long range
Boeing 777-300/-200 of Japan Airlines
References[change | change source]
- "Boeing: The Boeing 777 Program Background." Boeing. retrieved February 20, 2014.
- "777 Model Orders and Deliveries summary". Boeing. January 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
- "Boeing: Jet prices." Retrieved February 20, 2014.
- "Boeing: 777-200/-200ER Technical Characteristics." Boeing. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Boeing 777 at Wikimedia Commons
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