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Boeing 777
Japan Airlines Boeing 777-300 about to land at London Heathrow Airport
Role Wide-body jet airliner
National origin United States
Manufacturer Boeing Commercial Airplanes
First flight June 12, 1994
Introduction June 7, 1995 with United Airlines
Status Being made and being used by airlines
Primary users Emirates
United Airlines
Air France
Singapore Airlines
Produced 1994–present
Number built 1170
Unit cost 777-200ER: US$ 261.5 million
777-200LR: US$296.0 million
777-300ER: US$320.2 million
777F: US$300.5 million

The Boeing 777 is a long range, two-engine, widebody commercial airliner. It is the world's largest twinjet plane. It is commonly referred to as the "Triple Seven". It can carry between 283 and 368 passengers. It has a range from 5235 to 9380 nautical miles.

The first 777-200 model first entered service in 1995. The stretched 777-300 was introduced in 1998. That model is 33.3 feet (10.1 meters) longer. The longer-range 777-300ER and 777-200LR models entered service in 2004 and 2006, respectively. A freighter version, the 777F, first flew in 2008.


Variants include:
5000+ nautical miles range

  • 777-200
  • 777-200ER
  • 777-300

9000+ nautical miles range

  • 777-200LR
  • 777-300ER

Freight variants

  • 777F


The 777-200 was the first and original type of 777s. It was first flown on June 12, 1994 and entered service with United Airlines on June 7, 1995. It was made to fly up to 440 people in a single class layout, and could fly 5240 nautical miles (9700 km). 88 777-200 were made, with no -200 waiting to be made.

An American Airlines 777-200 landing at London Heathrow Airport.


The 777-200ER is an extended range version of the original 777-200. This means it could fly longer than the original version. Although the number of passengers able to be carried remains the same, the range of the -200ER is increased to 7725 nautical miles (14305 km). 422 -200ER were made, with no -200ER waiting to be made.

SIA Boeing 777-200ER, SIN
Singapore Airlines 777-200ER at Singapore Changi Airport.


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