Boeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3827 times:
Yep, it was United. And correct me if I'm woring, but at the time, I think it was the largest order in history in terms of amount of money. (9 Billion?) I know it was 34 ordered with 34 on option with unknown amount of 747-400's ordered with it.
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10 Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3761 times:
It was United Airlines. The prototype 777-200 became N777UA, a Boeing 777-222, for United Airlines, powered by the Pratt & Whitney 4084 Engines, and still working for United. BA launched the Boeing 777-200ER, and launched the first GE-90 powered aircraft. Thai Airways launched the first Rolls-Royce powered 777s. American's first Boeing 777s were into service at least four years after United's. This is pretty evident United was the launch the customer, since its 777s were the first in service by several months.
UAL777CONTRAIL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3572 times:
If in fact the first 777 was N777UA, which it shows that in the computer it is still with UAL.
It is N777UA, nose number 2377, delivered on 15MAY1995
the plane is owned and leased to us by NCC KEY COMPANY
the plane is not with Cathay because it will leave LHR as flight 919 on the 24th of Oct headed to IAD for a turn to AMS as flight 946 on the 24th.
Tsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 16 Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3416 times:
For the B777s,
LN#1 - B777-267 B-HNL with CX (Del 6Dec00)
LN#2 - B777-222 N774UA with UA (Del 29Mar96)
LN#3 - B777-222 N771UA with UA (Del 29Nov95)
LN#4 - B777-222 N773UA with UA (Del 31Jan96)
LN#5 - B777-222 N772UA with UA (Del 20Sep95)
LN#6 - B777-236 G-ZZZA formerly with BA (Del 20May96) LN#7 - B777-222 N777UA with UA (Del 15May95)
Source from Lars Victorin's Fleet page.
Now, N777UA may the the FIRST with UA, but its certainly not the first prototype/built B777-200.
If you care to check up on the history of the first prototype of the 777, you will find that Boeing kept the prototype until CX bought over it and Boeing modified the systems so that it handled the RR engines instead of the PWs. Dont worry, we all learn something new everyday.
Justplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 707 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3309 times:
I know I am being nitpicky here, but last commercial jetliner prototype that Boeing built in Washington State was the 367-80. The first of all jetliners built since then have been production aircraft, even if retained by Boeing. The reason that I had to qualify by restricting it to Washington is that the first 717 was built from an uncompleted DC-9 fuselage originally manufactured in 1978, so it could be considered a prototype.
UALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3153 times:
Ok just to clear this up a bit according to what was said on the Nove program about the design and delivery of the 777, The first two 777's where built for Boeing to run flight tests on. The third off the assembly line belonged to UA N777UA "Working Together," which, incidentally, I have flown on twice. After Boeing was finished with the first 777 they DID sell it to Cathy Pacific. I do not know what happened to the second plane. I can only guess that Boeing still has possesion.
So UA did have the first plane Boeing delivered to customers and is therefore the launch customer. Cathay Pacific has THE first 777, but purchased it at a later time.
The777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6301 posts, RR: 56 Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3047 times:
UALPHLCS: N777UA was the 7th of the production line but the first 777 to be delivered to any airline, United Airlines, on 15May95. This was N777UA "Working Together". As shown by Tsentsan, the 2nd, 3rd and 4th 777s were part of the testprogram and delivered to UA later. N7771, linenumber 1, was a testaicraft for much longer and eventually sold and delivered to Cathay Pacific in Dec00.
So N777UA wasn't the first 777 built but it was the first in service. I've had the pleasure of flying it once.
Thanks for all the references to my website!
Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly...T5, CI, LX and LH 777s
Cx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6447 posts, RR: 56 Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks ago) and read 2981 times:
Out of interest, B-HNL, line #1, next to the L1 door, above the oneworld and 'Hong Kong - Asia's World City" logo, is a small sticker that says "Working Together" written in the same red font that Boeing had when it was theirs. B-HNL is the only one in our fleet with that sticker, and is the only sign that this was once the Boeing prototype.
Here's a photo of N777UA, with additional titles, as it passed through Kai Tak on a promotional tour. To this date it is the only United 777 ever to visit Hong Kong, either at Kai Tak or the new airport.
Tbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 20 Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2920 times:
"It was United Airlines. The prototype 777-200 became N777UA"
Technically N777UA isn't a prototype aircraft, its a full production model. When Boeing designed the 777 they didn't have to design a prototype because of the latest computer technology. They were able to virtually test the 777 without having to build a prototype.
Uadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 10 Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2831 times:
what was the first 777 to enter commercial service??n777ua,,,,,,are we talking commercial or first actual 777 here....i thought it was the first commercial a/c delv.......if u wanna get get tech,,,,,,what was the first 727-100 delv?????????u guessed it einstein......UAL.....ENJOY YOUR NEXT FLIGHT IN THE FRIENDLY SKIES..............................................................moron
Tsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 16 Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2645 times:
UAL777 - yes apologies read your reply wrongly. N777UA is still with UA and its the first 777 that did a revenue service... the prototype #1 is with CX now, and thats the point I'm trying to point out. sorry about my attitude with the "you learn a new thing everyday".
Godbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 17 Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2610 times:
Doesn't really fit here but the former Lufthansa A340-200 D-AIBA (Star livery) was the first A340 delivered but it was the eight A340 built. So it is fairly common that the number one plane is not the first to be delivered.
D-ABVB is also actually older than D-ABVA which was the first 747-400 delivered to LH.