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Fast Facts

Customers:
AC, AI, DL, EK, ET, PK, QR, TUA, UU, Iraqi Airways, EY

Orders/Deliveries: 59 / 59

Basic Dimensions:
Length: 63,7 m
Wingspan: 64,8 m
Height: 18,8 m
Fuselage diameter: 6,19 m
Cabin width: 5,86 m

max. Range: 17.500 km

MTOW: 347.450 kg

Fuel: 202.570 liter
(with 3 optional fuel tanks)

Passengers: 238 (AI) - 310 (PK)

Engine choices:
- GE90-110B1 or -115B

Routes:
- PK: KHI, ISB, LHE, YYZ, JFK, MAN
- AC: YYZ-HKG, PVG, YVR-SYD
- AI: BOM, DEL, JFK, LHR, CDG
- EK: DXB-GRU, IAH, LAX, PER
- QR: DOH-IAH, JFK, MEL, BOM, DEL
- DL: ATL-KWI, DXB, JNB, TLV, LAX-SYD


The 777-200LR (Longer Range) - "Worldliner" (77L)


1st Order Rollout 1st Flight Certification 1st Delivery In Service 1st Airline Last Delivery
27/02/00
15/02/05
08/03/05
02/02/06
27/02/06
03/03/06
PIA
n/a

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The Boeing 777-200LR "Worldliner" at the Aerosalon du Bourget near Paris in 2005.
 

Introduction

The 77L was launched together with the 77W in early 2000, first known as the "Longer-Range 777s". But, the beginnings of the 77L were rather complicated. Due to the events of the 11/09/2001 the demand of planes and air travel decreased generally and for the LR-market even more.
So, Boeing choosed to freeze the 77L's development for a year, to give the market a chance to recover.
In August 2004 the final assembly of the first "Worldliner" begun.
On 15th Feb 2005 the first 777-200LR was rolled out, in new Boeing colors, at Boeing's 777 plant in Everett, Washington. The Boeing 777-200LR is the world's longest-range commercial airplane. So, it has the capability of connecting virtually any two cities in the world nonstop.
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Noseview of WD002 @ LBG 2005.
 

First Flight, Test Programm and Certification

The 77L's six-months long flight-test program began with the maiden flight of the 77L's first prototype on 8th March 2005. The second prototype followed with its maiden-flight on the 24th May 2005.
The 77L prototypes were tested on 886 flight-hours (328 flights) and 318 on-ground hours.
A weblog was dedicated to the "Worldliner's" Test program, the 1st airliner receiving such a website.
Also there was a special website about the 200LR's promotional 20-cities-"Going-the-distance Tour", flown by WD002 (the 2nd built 200LR). The journey's startpoint was Montreal, Canada. Further destinations of "Going-the-distance" were: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Doha, Karachi, Islamabad, Singapore, Phuket, Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei, Sydney, Auckland, San Francisco, New York and Mumbai.
The "Worldliner's" presentation to the general public was at the Paris Aerosalon du Bourget in June 2005.
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One of the two mighty GE90-110B engines of the 77L.
 

Delivery, 1st commercial flight


On 9th November 2005 the second 77L prototype has flown a world-record-distance, eastbound from HKG to LHR with 35 passengers. The flight had a length of 21.601 km and a duration of 22h42min.
The first 77L was delivered to Pakistan Int'l. Airlines on 24th Feb 2006, the second followed a month later. At first PIA used the "Worldliner" for flights from Pakistan via MAN to destinations in North America. Later, some of these flights were done nonstop. But, had to return to one-stops due to concerns from the US-aviation authority. Nowadays, PIA flies its 77Ls nonstop from Pakistan to Toronto, Canada and a/o March again nonstop from Lahore to New York-JFK on selected days.

Air Canada has joined the exclusive club of "Airlines-operating-the-Worldliner" with the 1st flight of its 77L on the route YYZ - LHR. Now, Air Canada's 77Ls are flying on the routes from YYZ to HKG, PEK and PVG and from YYZ via YVR to SYD.
Air India has joined the club on the 1st August of 2007 with the inaugral flight from BOM to JFK.
Emirates has joined on 31st August 2007. Meanwhile they are flying from Dubai to GRU, IAH, LAX, SEA.
Delta made its inaugural on 29th Feb 2008, with the delivery of its first of eight "Worldliners". During a ceremony at Atlanta, Delta's 1st 77L was christened "The Spirit of Delta", dedicated to all Delta employees over the world. Delta introduced the 77L into regular operations as DL110 ATL-LAX and DL101 LAX-ATL on 8th March 2008.

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