As you may have seen in previous posts, I will be introducing a Plane of the Week. To start it all off, I have decided that it will be my favorite wide-body jetliner ever produced: the Boeing 777, or triple seven. The 200LR version of the aircraft holds the record for the longest flight by a commercial airliner. The 300ER version has the most powerful jet engine under its wing in commercial service. This version also can hold 365 passengers in a three class configuration, or more when in a 1 or 2 class configuration. The cabin was completely made for passenger comfort and had the biggest windows of any aircraft until the 787 came along. The windows are 15 inches by 10 inches to allow for maximum passenger comfort. But, the 777 is not all show, because it burns 20 percent less fuel than the 747-400 and has comparable range and passenger capacity. It was also Boeing’s first fly-by- wire aircraft. Now, if you travel over the ocean on long range flights, you have a good chance of flying on the 777. The 777 is an absolutely extraordinary aircraft.
Hope You Enjoy,
The Plane Geek