Total Production: 81
Unitary Cost: USD$276 million
Also Known As: Worldliner
Origin: United States of America
Description: The Boeing 777 is the first aircraft to be fully digitally designed using 3D computer graphics eliminating the need for costly full-scale mock-ups. The result is an aircraft larger than all other twin-engine and tri-engine aircraft and smaller than Boeing 747 aircraft while aimed at the medium and long range markets and bringing the low-costs benefits owned by twin-engine aircraft.
The long range Boeing 777 program was launched in 1990 with an order from United Airlines and entered airlines service in 1995. The aircraft is currently available in six models: 777-200, 777-200ER (Extended Range), 777-200LR (Longer-Range), 777-300, 777-300ER and 777F (freighter). A seventh member is under development slated for entry into service before 2020, the 777X.
Introducing a new wing design, more efficient and powerful General Electric GE90, Pratt & Whitney PW4000 or Rolls-Royce Trent 800 engines, and lighter structures, the 777 is a fuel-efficient aircraft. Fuel savings allow to offer lower prices to airlines' customers while minimizing environmental impact.
The Boeing 777-200LR is a derivative of 777-200 equipped with raked wingtips to provide additional cruise altitude and range. It is powered by higher thrust engines than those powering 777-200 and 200ER aircraft. The -200LR commercial aircraft also features a wider wingspan and will enter service in 2006. It can accommodate between 279 (two-class configuration) and 301 (three-class configuration) passengers.
Boeing offers Class 3 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) package to new-built and existing 777 passenger airplanes. EFB gives technology advantages for safe, secure and efficient operations. It includes an onboard performance tool that allows the pilot to instantly calculate the ideal speed and engine setting for an aircraft, in any weather condition, on any runway with any payload.
In addition, EFB includes the award-winning Jeppesen Airport Moving Map application, which combines high-fidelity, geo-referenced airport taxi charts and precise navigational signals to show flight crews exactly where they are on the surface of an airport. EFB was certified by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in October 2003 at the same time the first commercial unit was delivered to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on the carrier's first 777.
Boeing unveiled the first B777-200LR, dubbed Worldliner for being the world's passenger aircraft with the longest range, at Everett, Washington, on 15 February 2005. The airplane was expected to connect virtually all cities around the world thanks to its impressive range of 9,420 nautical miles. The Wolrdliner first flight occurred on March 8, 2005, and the first production airplane was delivered to Pakistan International Airlines in January 2006.
Boeing and Air Canada announced an important agreement on 25 April 2005 to renew the fleet of the Canadian carrier including 36 Boeing 777 jetliners and up to 60 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The agreement was valued at $6 billion at list prices. Air Canada agreed to buy 18 firm order 777s plus purchase rights on 18 additional aircraft. The 777 models were not yet determined but it was anticipated to consist of 777-300ER, 777-200LR Worldliner and 777 freighters with deliveries beginning in 2006. The carrier also ordered 14 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliners and took options on another 46 787 aircraft with deliveries beginning in 2010. Finally, the purchase contract was signed on November 9, 2005. Boeing 777 deliveries were delayed to 2007 while 787 deliveries were due to commence in 2010 as originally planned.
On November 10th, 2005, Boeing 777-200LR established a new distance world record after traveling from Hong Kong to London Heathrow Airport on a nonstop flight which lasted 22 hours and 42 minutes. The 777-200LR Worldliner flew 11,664 nautical miles (21,601 km) after leaving Hong Kong on November 9, 2005.
On 20 November 2005 at Dubai Air Show Emirates placed an order for 42 Boeing 777 airplanes plus additional 20 aircraft option which was deemed as the largest deal for 777 airplanes ever. The firm order aircraft powered by GE90-115B engines were valued at $9.7 billion. The purchase contract included 24 777-300ERs, 10 777-200LRs and 8 777 Freighters with first aircraft delivery due in 2007. The engine contract, including OnPoint Solution service agreement for overhaul and maintenance, awarded to General Electric was valued at $2.5 billion.
On 11 January 2006, Boeing and Air India signed an important purchase agreement worth $11 billion for 68 airplanes including 777s, 787s, and 737s. The order was for eight Boeing 777-200LR Worldliners, 15 777-300ERs, 27 787-8 Dreamliners, and 18 737-800 airplanes. The 737-800s were ordered by Air India on behalf of its subsidiary Air India Express. Aircraft deliveries were scheduled to begin in November 2006. The $2.2 billion engine contract was signed February 21, 2006 at Asian Aerospace exhibition covering 46 GE90-115Bs powering the 777s and 54 GEnxs engines for the 787s.
On 25 September 2006, Qatar Airways ordered 40 high thrust GE90 engines to power 20 long-range Boeing 777 airplanes. The engines were valued at more than $750 million. Beginning in 2007 Qatar Airways will take delivery of 28 GE90-115B engines powering 14 Boeing 777-300ERs and 12 GE90-110Bs to power six Boeing 777-200LR Worldliners.
Parent system is the Boeing 777
IOC: June 1995
Total Production: 1,452
Total Cost: USD$150 billion
Other Family Members: Boeing 777-200, Boeing 777-200ER, Boeing 777-300, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777F and Boeing 777X
Transactions: There are 158 transactions involving 1,219 items for Boeing 777 from 1996 to 2016 and 11 transactions involving 65 items for the Boeing 777-200LR view report
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:: Specifications ::
Number of Engines: 2
Height: 18.9 meter
Length: 64 meter
Wingspan: 65 meter
Max Range: 17,170 kilometer (9,271 nautical mile)
Cruise Speed: 279 mps (1,005 kph)
Max Takeoff Weight: 340 ton (749,559 pound)
Min Weight: 145 ton
Payload: 63,957 kilogram
Thrust: 230,000 pound