Longer-range 777s

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 June 2000

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(2000), "Longer-range 777s", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 72 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/aeat.2000.12772cab.028

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited


Longer-range 777s

Keywords Boeing, General Electric

Fuelled by strong market interest and customer commitments, The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) and General Electric (NYSE: GE) recently launched two new longer-range models of the 777 commercial airline. The announcement was made in a joint news conference by Boeing chairman and CEO Phil Condit and General Electric chairman and CEO Jack Welch. The announcement followed a decision by the Boeing board of directors to authorise full production go-ahead of the newest members of the 777 airplane family.

This announcement moves the longer-range Boeing 777-200 and -300 aeroplanes into production, with first deliveries beginning in September 2003. Both aeroplanes will be powered by higher-thrust derivatives of the GE90 engine, which has accumulated more than 1 million flight hours since entering service in November 1995.