On April 29, 2004 delivery of the first 777-300ER occurred to Air France.
The range with a 365 passenger three-class configuration is 13,427km (7,250nm). Range of the improved 777-300ER with 365 passengers 7,880 nautical miles (14,594 km).
The 777-300ER is designed as a replacement for the 747-400. The 777-300ER in 2004 is 20 procent more fuel efficient and produces less noise and exhaust than the larger Boeing 747-400, which was first delivered in 1989.
By january 2008 the number of orders for a 777-300ER reached 340.
By januari 2007 Boeing had recieved a total of 238 orders for the Boeing 777-300ER. In 2006 the 777-300ER was selling much better than the A340-600.
By january 2006 Boeing had recieved a total of 189 orders for the Boeing 777-300ER: Emirates (28), Singapore airlines (19), Air India (15), Air France (14), Jal (13), Cathey Pacific (12), Eva (12), Jet Airways (10), ANA (10), Ethiad (5), Air Canada (4), KLM (3), PIA (3). Only 32 of these orders had been delivered by january 2006. By the end of 2006 many of these airlines had increased their orders, and Qatar airways ordered 14, Korean Air 10.
A Boeing 777-300ER of Jet Airways just after take-off in Brussels
The first 777-300 was delivered in 1998. The 777-300 is a streched version of the 777-200.
The 777-200LR was first time delivered in 2006 and uses the same kind of engines as the 777-300ER.
The Boeing 777-300ER with 2 engines is lighter and has a better fuel consumption than the Airbus A340-600. While the sales of the Airbus A340-600 stalled in 2006, the Boeing 777-300ER was selling well, with 37 sold in 2006.
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