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.
The Boeing 777-300 is a stretched version of the 777, powered by the most powerful turbofan engines, seating 328 to 394 passengers in a typical three class seating arrangement or 550 passengers in a single economy class arrangement.
This aircraft is the latest derivative of the 777 family and the first airplane was given to Cathay Pacific in May 1998. 60 aircraft were sent and production is complete.
The stretched 777-300 is designed as a substitute for early generation 747s (747-100s and 200s). Compared to the older 747s the stretched 777 has similar passenger capacity and range, but burns one third less fuel and present 40% lower maintenance costs.
The 777-300ER extends the 777 family’s span of capabilities, bringing twin-engine efficiency and reliability to the long-range market. The airplane carries 365 passengers up to 7,930 nautical miles (14,685 km).
Also the longer-range 777-300ER entered service in 2006 and a freighter version, the 777F, debuted in 2008. Both longer-range versions (300ER and 200LR) and the freighter have General Electric GE90 engines, as well as extended and raked wingtips.
The other models are provided with the GE90, Pratt & Whitney PW4000, or Rolls-Royce Trent 800 engines.
Boeing declares that the 777-200LR aircraft will be the longest ranging airliner, being able of flying 16,417km (8865nm) - 18 hours flying time. The 777-200LR is considered the world’s longest-range commercial jetliner and also it is capable of connecting virtually any two city pairs around the earth.
First, the 777-100X was a proposed shortened ultra long range (16,000km/8635nm) model, dropped in favor of the 777-200LR (originally 777-200X) design study. In February 2006, Boeing delivered the first 777-200LR Worldliner (Longer Range), which carries 301 passengers up to 9,450 nautical miles (17,500 km).
The Boeing 777-200ER is an improved version of 777-200 airliner modified shrinking passenger seating capacity to reach an extended range while maintaining the remaining 777-200 characteristics.
The 777-200ER ("ER" for Extended Range), is also the B-market version of the -200 and this aircraft was originally known as the 777-200IGW for its improved gross weight. Boeing offers Class 3 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) package to new-built and existing 777 passenger airplanes. EFB gives technology benefits for safe, efficient and secure operations. It consist of an onboard performance tool that permits the pilot to immediately calculate the ideal speed and engine setting for an airplane, on any runway, in any weather condition, with any payload.