Boeing 777

The Boeing 777 is a long range twin engined airliner and is the worlds largest twin jet aircraft. The aircraft is often called the 'triple Seven'.

Boeing 777 aircraft

 

The 777 is distinctive in its six wheel main undercarriage configuration and its large diameter engines. The 777 was designed to plug the gap between the largest 767 and smallest 747, however it has been so successful that it has replaced many especially older 747s on many routes.

In the early 1970's the long range over water routes were dominated by the four engined 747 and the DC-10 & Lockheed Tristar trijets but with further experience the range of twin engined aircraft increased and the development of overwater flights became acceptable due to the reliability of modern engines and systems. Twin engined aircraft are cheaper to operate than three or four engined aircraft.

In the late 1980's airlines and manufacturers were looking at replacing the older designs and it was now acceptable to operate twin engined aircraft over water Boeing concentrated on the design of a large twin engined aircraft.

The 777 was launched in October 1990 when United Airlines became the launch customer with ETOPS approval being an approval. The initial fuselage diameter was increased at the request of Cathay Pacific, also notable was that the 777 was the first aircraft to be designed in 3 dimensional computer software as well as being Boeing’s first Fly-by-wire airliner.

The initial -200 was offered with engines from General Electric, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls Royce.

The first aircraft flew on 12th June 1994 and the development program was straight forward with entry into service on 7th June 1995 with United Airlines on the LHR to Dulles and ETOPS 180 minute was available at certification. ETOPS 207 minutes was approved in October 1996.

The initial -200 is capable of carrying 440 passengers, although the normal passenger capacity is 305 in 3 class layout. The 300ER  extended range version normally carries 301 passengers in 3 class layout. The ER has additional fuel capacity and increased maximum take-off weight. The LR stands for Longer Range again with further increased fuel and maximum takeoff weight.

The -300 is the stretched version and was launched on 26th June 1995 and was designed to be stretched by 20% with 60 more seats. The ER version has increased fuel capacity and maximum take off weight.

The 777F is based on the -200LR and is seen as a replacement for older 747 cargo aircraft. Also in the 2000's Boeing started converting older 777-200 and ER aircraft into freighters, calling these the 777 BCF (Boeing Converted Freighters).

The 777X was launched in November 2013 and will feature new GE9X engines, new carbon fibre wings and folding wingtips. There will be two models, the -8 to replace the -200 and -9 to replace the -300.

Total  sales (to April 2018):

777-200 - 88
777-200ER - 422
777-200LR - 59
777-300 - 60
777-300ER - 839
777F - 173
777X - 326

Total: 1,967

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777-200/ER/LR

The original version of the aircraft, this aircraft is 63.73m (209ft 1in) and all -200 versions have a maximum seating capacity of 440 passengers.

The -200 is powered by the PW 4077, RR Trent 877 or GE90-77B.

The ER is powered by the PW 4090, RR Trent 895 or GE90-94B.

The LR is powered by the GE90-110B1 or -115B.

 

777-300/ER

The -300 models have a fuselage length of 73.86m (242ft 4in) and a maximum seating capacity of 550 passengers.

The -300 is powered by the PW 4098, RR Trent 892 or GE90-92B.

The ER is powered by the GE90-115B.

 

777F

The F is based upon the -200 but without the passenger windows and a large loading door in the left rear fuselage.

The F is powered by the GE90-110B1 or 115B.

 

777X

The X is a major redesign of the 777 designed to compete with the Airbus A350. Besides new structure the aircraft also has new engines, the GE9X.

The -8 will be 69.79m long and have a 71.75m wingspan. The -9 will be 76.72m long and have a 71.75m wingspan.

 


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