Boeing 777

Taking to the skies in the early 1990’s, the Boeing 777 was, for its day, one of the most revolutionary aircraft ever, with a fully operational ‘Glass Cockpit’, immense size and screaming power. Today it continues to be the flagship of many large airlines.

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Climbing away with Flight 227 to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport is British Airways Boeing 777-236(ER) G-VIIY, delivered to the airline in October 1999 under serial number 29967.

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Some rearward details of Air Canada Boeing 777-333(ER) C-FITW as we pass on the bus from our flight at Frankfurt.

This particular aircraft was delivered way back in June 2007 under serial number 35298, and is seen wearing the rather attractive new livery for Air Canada.

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Working one of the longest flights in the world, Air New Zealand Boeing 777-319(ER) ZK-OKS departs Heathrow with Flight 1 to Auckland via Los Angeles LAX, a flight I did only once back in 2004 aboard one of the company’s Boeing 747-400’s, painted in ‘Journey to Middle Earth’ Lord of the Rings promotional colours, as the movie was filmed largely on the Pacific islands.

This particular aircraft is less than a year old and was delivered in September 2014 under serial number 44547, being used to replace Air New Zealand’s ageing fleet of Boeing 747’s.

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Climbing away with Flight 925 to Washington Dulles International is United Airlines Boeing 777-222(ER) N791UA, delivered to the company in August 1997 under serial number 26933.