In May 2005, Boeing introduced the Boeing 777 Freighter, having a launch order from Air France, responding to strong requests from cargo operators for a capable, long-range and high-capacity freighter.
The first 777F was delivered to Air France on February 19, 2009 and in February 2010, 18 freighters had been distributed to seven other customers, with 50 unfilled orders.
This aircraft is capable of flying 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 km) with a full payload and general cargo market densities, making it the world’s longest-range twin-engine freighter.
Bringing unsurpassed efficiency to long-haul markets, the 777 Freighter provides more capacity than any other twin-engine freighter.
The 777 Freighter is based on the technologically advanced 777-200LR Worldliner (Longer Range) passenger aircraft.
With a maximum takeoff weight of 766,800 pounds (347,810 kilograms), the 777 Freighter has a revenue payload capability of 112 tons (102 metric tons).
Lower cargo management costs
The aircraft’s range capability translates into considerable savings for cargo operators: fewer stops and coupled landing fees, less blockage at transfer hubs, lower cargo management costs and shorter cargo delivery times.
The 777 Freighter delivers value to the world’s cargo operators, featuring the lowest trip cost of any large freighter and excellent ton-mile economics. The 777 family has proven itself to be the leader in delivering twin-engine efficiency to the marketplace with lower fuel consumption, maintenance costs and operating costs. The 777 Freighter brings that value to the large freighter market.
As the newest 777, the 777 Freighter builds upon the family’s extensive use of advanced technologies. As the first all-new digitally designed airplane, the 777 family is the most technologically advanced in the industry.
The 777 Freighter reveals the family’s higher characteristics:
- state-of-the-art flight deck;
- fly-by-wire design;
- an advanced wing design, including raked wing tips.
- range and capacity leader;
The 777 Freighter features capacity never seen before on a twin-engine freighter, it has capacity for 27 standard pallets (96 in x 125 in; 2.5 m x 3 m) on the main deck.
The industry-standard 10-foot-high (3.1 m) pallets are accommodated by the large main deck cargo door that makes use of the aircraft’s volume capability.
Complements existing Boeing freighters
Boeing is the undisputed air cargo market leader, offering over 90 percent of the total worldwide dedicated freighter capacity.
The Boeing 777 Freighter builds on this tradition, joining a new freighter family and keeping on to set a new horizon of quality for the freighter marketplace.
The 777 Freighter is designed to integrate professionally with existing cargo operations and makes easy interlining with 747 freighter fleets, which comprise about half of the world’s freighter capacity.
The Boeing 777 is the first airplane to be fully digitally designed using 3D computer graphics eliminating the need for costly full-scale mock-ups.
| Model || First Order || Rollout || First Flight || Certification || First Delivery || In Service First Airline in service || Last Delivery|
| 777 Freighter || 05/24/05 (go ahead, first order) || 05/21/08 || 07/14/08 || 02/06/09 || 02/19/09 || 02/22/09 || Air France |
Boeing 777 Freighter Exterior
The Boeing 777 freighter is the last member in the 777 family, being in the same time a cargo dedicated model in the 777 product line and also an all-cargo version of the twinjet.
It amalgamates features from the -200LR and the -300ER, using the former’s airframe and engines, combined with the latter’s fuel capacity.
A state-of-the-art flight deck, fly-by-wire design and advanced wing design.
The main deck cargo door is the largest of any wide body freighter having 3.7 metres wide and 3 metres high.
This aircraft also has the advantage to offer to airlines customers – lower prices, minimizing environmental impact.
Boeing 777 Freighter Interior
Maximum cargo capacity 23,051 cu ft (653 m3) 37× pallets
The 777 Freighter features capacity never seen before on a twin-engine freighter, accommodating 27 standard pallets (96 in x 125 in; 2.5 m x 3 m) on the main deck. The industry-standard 10-foot-high (3.1 m) pallets have room in the large main deck cargo door that makes use of the aircraft’s volume capability.
The lower cargo hold has the capacity for 10 pallets, as well as 600 cubic feet (17.0 cubic meters) of additional bulk cargo.
A large supernumerary (courier) area behind the flight deck accommodates 4 business class seats + 2 jump seats (low density configuration).
This allows the carriage of large consignments of horses and livestock. In addition, seating can be changed to 9 economy class seats + 2 jump seats (high density configuration).
Boeing 777 Freighter Avionics
Boeing destined at the medium and long range markets and bringing the low-costs advantages owned by twin-engine aircraft, the Boeing 777 Freighter is an aircraft larger than all other twin-engine and tri-engine aircrafts and smaller than Boeing 747.
As the first all-new, digitally designed aircraft, the Boeing 777 family is the most technologically advanced in the industry.
The Boeing 777F is based on the Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner (Long Range), that mean that it enjoys all the advantages of the Boeing 777 family.
Its enhanced features include:
- the lowest fuel burns of any comparably sized aircraft, using nearly 18% less fuel than today’s freighters.
- an improved, lightweight, powered cargo handling system with built-in test equipment that constantly monitors the operational health of the system.
- a manoeuvre load alleviation system which helps distribute the load on the aircraft while in flight.
- this aircraft has the world’s most powerful commercial jet engines, General Electric’s GE90-110B1.
- QC2 noise standards compliance for maximum accessibility to noise-sensitive airports.
Smooth integration with existing cargo operations and facilitates interlining with the Boeing 747 freighter fleet, which comprises about half of the world’s freighter capacity.
Easy transition of 10-foot-high pallets between the Boeing 777 and Boeing 747 freighters via the large main deck cargo door.
Boeing 777 Freighter Engine
Boeing expects its newest 777 to develop into the largest and most capable twin-engine freighter ever, offering longer range and also more capacity than any other airplane in its class. It is powered by the world’s most powerful commercial jet engine, General Electric’s GE90-110B1.
The 777 Freighter meets QC2 noise standards for maximum accessibility to noise-sensitive airports.
The Boeing company expects to ensure world’s freighter market leadership through the successful 747 and the planned 777 freighters well into the 21st century.
The 777 freighter can fly 5,200 nautical miles
With more than 222,000 pounds of payload weight and having capacity for 27 standard pallets on its main deck and 10 in its lower cargo hold, the 777 freighter can fly 5,200 nautical miles (9,700 km), having the operating and trip cost lower than any large cargo airplane.
The 777 Freighter delivers value to the world’s cargo operators.
This aircraft has an essential characteristic like an excellent ton-mile economics, which make this aircraft to be more attractive.
The 777 family has demonstrated itself to be the leader in delivering twin-engine efficiency to the marketplace with lower fuel consumption, maintenance costs and operating costs. The 777 Freighter brings that value to the large freighter market.
Other features of the Boeing 777 Freighter the world’s largest twin-engine cargo aircraft has some important advantages like:
- Flight range - 6,675 land miles, nearly three times approximate distance between the east and west coasts of the U.S.;
- Payload capacity 215,000 pounds, or 98 metric tons;
- Engine technology reduces emissions 18 percent;
- Uses 18 percent less fuel than McDonnell Douglas MD-11;
- Advanced noise-reduction technology meets airport noise standards and makes takeoffs and landings quieter;
Boeing 777 Freighter Safety
As the newest 777, the 777 Freighter builds upon the family’s extensive use of higher technologies. The 777 aircraft family is the most technologically improved in the industry, as the first all-new digitally designed airplane.
Kevin Schemm, a Boeing vice president said: "The 777 Freighter will allow FedEx Express to operate point-to-point routes that save valuable flying time, coupled with outstanding fuel efficiency and environmental responsibility".
McCluskey said FedEx plans to have four 777s in service by April and 15 in the fleet by the end of fiscal 2014.
The 777 orders also have played a role in FedEx’s battle against a proposed change in the labor law covering FedEx Express workers.
| Specifications || 777 Freighter|
| Cockpit crew || Two|
| Seating capacity,typical || N/A (cargo)|
| Length || 209 ft 1 in (63.7 m)|
| Wingspan || 212 ft 7 in (64.8 m)|
| Wing sweepback || 31.64°|
| Tail height || 60 ft 9 in (18.5 m)|
| Cabin width || 19 ft 3 in (5.87 m)|
| Fuselage width || 20 ft 4 in (6.20 m)|
| Maximum cargo capacity || 23,051 cu ft (653 m3) 37× pallets|
| Empty weight, operating || 318,300 lb (144,400 kg)|
| Maximum landing weight || 575,000 lb (260,816 kg)|
| Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW) || 766,800 lb (347,800 kg)|
| Typical cruise speed || 0.84 Mach (560 mph, 905 km/h, 490 knots) at 35,000 ft (11,000 m) cruise altitude|
| Maximum cruise speed || 0.89 Mach (590 mph, 950 km/h, 512 knots) at 35,000 ft (11,000 m) cruise altitude|
| Maximum range || 4,885 nmi (9,045 km)|
| Takeoff run at MTOW ISA+15 MSL || 11,600 ft (3,536 m)|
| Maximum fuel capacity || 47,890 US gal (181,283 L)|
| Service ceiling || 43,100 ft (13,140 m)|
| Engine (×2) || GE90-110B|
| Thrust (×2) || GE: 110,000 lbf (480 kN)|