The Boeing 777-200LR is the longest range version of the Boeing 777 in service today. First flying on 8 March 2005, it entered service a little under a year later on 3 March 2006, with launch customer Pakistan International Airways.
Powered by two General Electric GE90 turbofans, the aircraft has a maximum range of 15,844 kilometres or 8,555 nautical miles. This meant it was suited to niche ultra-long haul flights operated by a handful of airlines around the world.
Boeing 777-200LR Videos
Following on from last weeks video about the Airbus A340, this week we return to the USA to look at the Seattle manufactured Boeing 777-200LR. First up is a Boeing produced video from the factory which runs for just under three minutes, looking at the benefits of the transition to a moving production line.
The time and cost savings from that change are huge. Next up is another one from Boeing, giving a snapshot of the delivery process. This runs for just over two minutes and shows the delivery of an Ethiopian Airlines jet.
Next up is a short three minute video of a Qatar Airways take-off from Auckland, New Zealand. At the time, the Auckland to Doha service was the longest flight in the world.
Finally, there is a short two minute presentation from Emirates, showing them reconfiguring the cabin of the LR. It is a lot of work to do something like this, so it’s always fascinating to see.
Seeing the cabin stripped out is very different to what a passenger is used to seeing. It does look great once everything is back in place though, that’s for sure.
Boeing produced just 60 of the Boeing 777-200LR, delivering them to 12 airlines around the world. The largest operators are Emirates, Delta Air Lines, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and Air Canada, who all have between six and ten aircraft in their fleet.
While not as wildly popular as the Boeing 777-300ER, the -200LR filled a niche for airlines flying ultra-long routes. It remains the longest ranged Boeing currently in airline service.
Have you flown on board a Boeing 777-200LR before? What did you think of the videos? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.
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