Thursday, 12 June 2014

Special day for Triple 7

Today it's a special day for the Boeing 777! Twenty years ago the triple 7 was taking off for it's first flight, in June 12, 1994, but it was only first introduced one year after, in June 7, with United Airlines. Nowadays, with more than 1000 of them built, Emirates is one of the biggest customers of the T7. The 777 is the world's larget twinjet
The T7 is my favorite airplane, having a 773 almost twice the size of a 738 and weighing 5 times more and carrying 365 passengers. With two gigantic Turbofan's GE90, whose diameter is roughly the same than the fuselage of a 738, this plane produces an overall propulsion of 230 600lbf allowing a cruising speed of Mach 0.85 (Mach 1 - speed of sound ). The 773ER has a maximum range version of 7884 nm or 14600 km.
The 777 had no record of big crashes, but, unfortunately, three of them crashed in the last months. One in heathrow, from BA, one in San Fransico, from Asiana Airlines, and the second one, still missing, im Malaysia, from Malaysia Airlines.

Seen in my photos there are the two types of 777 that we can currently see flying, and the only two that I have ever photographed, the 777-200 and the 777-300.

Boeing 777-3M2/ER D2-TEG TAAG

Boeing 777-2M2/ER D2-TEF TAAG

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