Boeing 777-200

Air France B777-228ER

The Boeing 777 currently is available in five models: 777-200, 777-200ER (extended range), 777-200LR (longer-range), 777-300 and the 777-300ER (extended range). The 777 program was launched in October 1990 with an order from United Airlines. In June 1995, United flew its first 777 in revenue service.

The Triple Seven is Boeing’s first application of fly-by-wire, an advanced technology glass flight deck with five liquid crystal displays, comparatively large scale use of composites (10% by weight), and advanced and extremely powerful engines. The 777 was also offered with optional folding wings where the outer 6 m of each would fold upwards for operations at space restricted airports.

Boeing 777-200 Freighter:

Due to enter service in fourth quarter 2008, the new Boeing 777 Freighter is based on the technologically advanced 777-200LR (Longer Range), the world’s longest-range commercial airplane. The 777 Freighter will fly farther than any other freighter and will provide more capacity than any twin-engine cargo airplane.

The new freighter brings Boeing’s 777 family to six models. Boeing selected the 777-200LR platform for the new Freighter because it offers the preferred mix of range and payload capabilities for cargo operators. The first 777-200LR will enter passenger service in 2006.

The 777 Freighter will have a revenue payload capability of 101 metric tons and will accommodate 27 standard pallets (244 x 318 cm) on its main deck and 10 in its lower cargo hold. It can fly 9,630 km with a full payload and market-preferred cargo load density. Delivering the lowest trip cost of any large freighter, the 777 Freighter will meet QC2 noise standards for maximum accessibility to noise-sensitive airports.

Developing nation: United States of America.
Manufacturer/designer: Boeing Commercial Airplane Company.
Production line: Everett, WA.
Type aircraft: long and ultra long range wide body airliner.
First flight: – 777-200 June 12, 1994, N7771.
– 777-200ER October 7, 1996, N5022E.
– 777-200LR end 2005
– 777-300 October 16, 1997, N5014K.
– 777-300ER February 24, 2003, N5017V.
– 777-200LR March 8, 2005, N60659.
First delivery: – 777-200 May 15, 1995 to United Airlines.
– 777-200ER February 6, 1997 to British Airways.
– 777-200LR early 2006 to Pakistan International Airlines.
– 777-300 May 22, 1998 to Cathay Pacific Airways.
– 777-300ER April 29, 2004 to Air France.
First operational passenger flight: June 7, 1995 an United Airlines flight from Washington-Dulles IAP, VA to London-Heathrow.
Boeing 777-200
Cockpit crew: Two pilots.
Passengers single class: 440.
Passengers two class: – 30 business class.
– 345 economy class.
Passengers three class: – 24 first class.
– 54 business class.
– 227 economy class.
Cabin length: 49,10m.
Cabin diameter: 5,86m.
Baggage compartment: 17 m².
Cargo volume: 160 m³.
LD3 Containers in belly: 14.
Standard 2.24m x 3.17m pallets: 6.
Wing span: 60,93m.
Wing area: 427,8m².
Wing sweep: 31.64 degrees.
Fuselage length: 63,73m.
Fuselage diameter: 6,19m.
Height: 18,51m.
Horizontal tail unit: 21,53m.
Wheelbase: 25,88m.
Track: 10,97m.
Engines: – two Pratt & Whitney 4077 rated 343 kN.
– two Rolls Royce Trent 877 rated 361.64 kN.
– two General Electric GE90-77B rated 363.42 kN.
Weight: – empty: 139.025 Kg.
– max. zero-fuel weight: 190.510 Kg.
– fuel: 117.355 liter.
– max. payload: 56.940 Kg.
Max. take off weight: 247.210 Kg.
Max. landing weight: 201.849 Kg.
Cruise speed: 905 km/h.
Max. speed: 930 km/h.
Take-off speed: 270 – 345 km/h.
Landing speed: 245 – 285 km/h.
Service ceiling: 13.135 m.
Range: 9.649 km.
Performance: – take-off run 2.438 m at max. take-off weight.
– landing run 1.554 m at max. landing weight.

 

  Boeing 777-200ER*
Engines: – two Pratt & Whitney 4090 rated 395 kN.
– two Rolls Royce Trent 895 rated 413.05 kN.
– two General Electric GE90-94B rated 432.8 kN.
Weight: – empty: 142.430 Kg.
– max. zero-fuel weight: 195.046 Kg.
– fuel: 171.160 liter.- max. payload: 59.422 Kg.
Max. take off weight: 297.560 Kg.
Max. landing weight: 208.653 Kg.
Range: 14.316 km.
Performance: – take-off run 3.353 m at max. take-off weight.
– landing run 1.585 m at max. landing weight.

* Generally similar to the Boeing 777-200 except in the following particulars.

  Boeing 777-200LR*
Passengers two class: – 42 business class.
– 237 economy class.
Passengers three class: – 16 first class.
– 58 business class.
– 227 economy class.
Wing span: 64,86 m.
Height: 18,75 m.
Cargo volume: 150,2 m³.
LD3 Containers in belly: 6.
Standard 2.24m x 3.17m pallets: 4.
Engines: – two General Electric GE90-110B1 rated 489 kN.
Weight: – empty: 142.430 Kg.
– max. zero-fuel weight: 209.106 Kg.
– fuel: 202.287 liter.
– max. payload: Kg.
Max. take off weight: 347.450 Kg.
Max. landing weight: 223.167 Kg.
Range: 17.445 km.

* Generally similar to the Boeing 777-200 except in the following particulars.

Pictures Rob Vogelaar and Marcel van Leeuwen

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