|Object Name:||Medallion Celebrating the Rollout of the Boeing 777-300ER|
|Year of Manufacture:||2002|
Celebrating the Rollout of the Boeing 777-300ER
November 14, 2002
This Medallion was presented to celebrate the Rollout of the Boeing 777-300ER
The Boeing 777 is a family of long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliners developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It is the world's largest twinjet and has a typical seating capacity for 314 to 451 passengers, with a range of 5,235 to 8,555 nautical miles (9,695 to 15,844 km). Commonly referred to as the "Triple Seven", its distinguishing features include the largest-diameter turbofan engines of any aircraft, six wheels on each main landing gear, fully circular fuselage cross-section, and a blade-shaped tail cone. Developed in consultation with eight major airlines, the 777 was designed to replace older wide-body airliners and bridge the capacity difference between Boeing's 767 and 747. As Boeing's first fly-by-wire airliner, it has computer-mediated controls. It is also the first entirely computer-aided designed commercial aircraft.
The 777 is produced in two fuselage lengths as of 2014. The original 777-200 variant entered commercial service in 1995, followed by the extended-range 777-200ER in 1997. The stretched 777-300, which is 33.25 ft (10.1 m) longer, followed in 1998. The longer-range 777-300ER and variant entered service in 2004 and is the most common and successful with 596 delivered and 786 orders; Emirates operates the largest 777 fleet, with 147 passenger and freighter aircraft as of September 2015. GEC Avionics (BAE Systems) make the Primary Flight Computers.
(See Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_777 )