DfwRevolution From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7689 times:
I was wondering if anyone had any info about how the 773ER is performing with AF and JL; dispatch reliability, performance and how smoothly it has been integrated into their fleets.
On the delivery flight for (I think) the 2nd AF 777-300ER, the crew shut-down an engine after getting indications that oil pressure was dropping. The aircraft entered service on time, and since it was not a revenue flight, it blew over quietly. Still no in service events that I know of...
Ianm1977 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 15 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7529 times:
I flew JL last month from LHR - NRT - BNE, the first leg being on the 777 - 300ER. We ended up leaving a day late due to the fact that it had a fuel leak and they were unable to repair it at the time. I think a lot of that was naturally that they were unable to get the part in on that evening, and from what I heard it was the first time in about 6 years that JAL had to overnight us in a hotel due to the fact they were unable to fix the problem there and then. We took off the next day and all was fine, and it was a very comfortbale ride, however the knock on effect saw us travelling from NRT - BNE in a JAA 747-200, very old, and I never knew theycreaked as much as they do when they age, scary!
Zvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 65 Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3497 times:
The B777-300 and B777-300ER are 73.9 meters.
The A340-600 is 75.3 meters.
The agreement between Airbus, Boeing, and most of the world's large airports limits airliners to a maximum length of 80 meters.
BTW, if the B747Adv does not make it into production, Boeing still have the option of stretching the B777-300ER by six meters. Such a plane would have the capacity of the B747-400 with greater range and lower operating costs.