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777 Celebrates 10 Years Of Revenue Service  
User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2125 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8119 times:

Ten years ago, on June 7, 1995, the first 777 revenue flight, UA 921 LHR to IAD was operated with N777UA. There were also two other domestic revenue flights that day (on N766UA and N767UA).

Happy anniversary , 777 !


Here's a recent pic of the birthday girl. Does anyone know where she was flying today ?


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Photo © Christian Ettelt



[Edited to add photo]

[Edited 2005-06-08 01:25:15]


The best time to plant a tree is 40 years ago. The second best time is today.
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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 914 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8091 times:

Ten years

5 new variants

38 customers

517 deliveries

685 orders

Zero write-offs

Not bad at all! Here's to the 777, may it have another decade of prosperity  yes 


User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1896 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7982 times:

Falls on my birthday, something I have always been happy to associate with.

Remembering being in ORD and seeing the banners near the beginning of service.

10 years ago.....wow, I was 12 then.....

George



They're not handing trophies out today
User currently offlineTexdravid From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7926 times:

That picture shows the 772 non-ER in Frankfurt.

What is the range difference between the 772A and 772ER?

Thanx



Tort reform now. Throw lawyers in jail later.
User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7873 times:

Why was the first flight from LHR to IAD, and not IAD to LHR?

-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16345 posts, RR: 86
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7836 times:

Quoting Texdravid (Reply 3):
What is the range difference between the 772A and 772ER?

5210nm vs 7730nm.

N


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7834 times:

wow..pretty amazing..and after a decade....IMHO.STILL THE BEST plane on the planet.. bigthumbsup 


"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineAdam1115 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 63 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7807 times:

I LOVE the 777, I hope UA is able to keep flying them domestic...

User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7764 times:

Geez.. ten years already. I remember when it was just an idea. I loved it when it was just drawings, and I love it still. Congrats to Boeing and the T7.

Anyone else have a "Boeing 777 Team' hat?



Caution wake turbulence, you are following a heavy jet.
User currently offlineARCJET From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7758 times:

My Uncle passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer on that same day-June 7, 1995; He never boarded a plane his entire life. I was in Keflavik at the time, the United Flight flew close to us in Iceland.

User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2125 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7640 times:

Quoting SafetyDude (Reply 4):
Why was the first flight from LHR to IAD, and not IAD to LHR?

My guess is because the flight was a public-relations event, both for Boeing and United. It would have been better to have the focus of attention to be a daytime flight, so the invitees/press are awake during the flight. LHR to IAD fits this objective. The arrival of the flight in IAD would make the evening newscasts on television and be reported in the morning newspapers.

Though, in 1970, the first 747 revenue flight (on Panam) was JFK to LHR.

[Edit: typo]

[Edited 2005-06-08 05:40:51]


The best time to plant a tree is 40 years ago. The second best time is today.
User currently offlineFreedom4all From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7607 times:

No doubt one of the greatest airplanes ever built, I'm sure it will be flying for many more safe years, congrats to Boeing aircraft for creating another queen of the skies


long live the 747!
User currently offlineFly2LAX From United States of America, joined May 2005, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7570 times:

N777UA today June 7, 2005
Flt 915 CDG-IAD
FLT 914 IAD-CDG (Arrives 8 June)
Total time on airframe: 40,006 hrs.
Total Cycles: 7891


User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7582 times:

I had the unique opportunity to see N777UA the day United actually took delivery of her in PDX, on Monday, 5/15/95...the day after I graduated from Willamette University in Salem, OR. Today, I live not 2 miles from where she was built, at PAE.

She left PAE or BFI that morning, flew up to YVR, and then down to PDX and parked on E5. I saw her from the terminal level and it looked ENORMOUS, and then my dad (lead mechanic for UA in PDX at the time) took me downstairs and we walked around the aircraft, and distinctly remember the "bigfoot" with six wheels on the main bogie. An AMAZING airplane! It wasn't until July 26th last year that I flew on my first 777, from LHR to ORD on #949.

I saw N777UA at IAD on my birthday last year, being prepped for #920 to LHR. I was on 916 heading to FRA that day.


User currently offlineZoom1018 From Vietnam, joined May 2005, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7561 times:

Well, I wish Boeing would apply some new technology of 787s on their 777s to make them lighter and perhaps 777s will be still flying (see orders) in the next ten years or even longer...

User currently offlineAbba From Denmark, joined Jun 2005, 1257 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7518 times:

With the competition increasing between A & B I wonder how long a life planes would have in production today. The 330 cannot be much older than the T7 and has already been (more or less) pushed out of the market by the 787 even if it in its day was a very good plane. Now the very same thing might well happen to the T7 because of the 350 - even if it (like what might happen to the 747 if we are very optimistic indeed and what has happened to the A300) could keep going for some time as an F-plane.

Personally I do not believe it is a bad thing that competition promotes innovation and improvements. It will help keep travel expenses affordable for all of us!


AB BA


User currently offlineZoom1018 From Vietnam, joined May 2005, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7497 times:

Quoting Abba (Reply 15):
. Now the very same thing might well happen to the T7 because of the 350

yeah well, perhaps it is correct to some customers regarding 777-200ER but I do not see it a case for 777-200LR, which is still not-competable. So if Boeing could make it even lighter (with composites,) it would be a plane for the next decades.


User currently offlineUALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7469 times:

I love that UA has N777UA in new colors. I am very disappointed that her name was removed for that new paint. To me she will always be "Working Together." I've flown her twice, once IAD-CDG, and again SFO-ORD.

BTW Working Together and I share anniversaries, she started work 6-7-95 I started four years later 6-7-99. She's got 4 years senority on me.


User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4091 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7448 times:

Here's the first photo of her, still with the "Boeing 777" titles:


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Photo © Colin Parker



UALPHLCS: I agree, those titles should have been reapplied. Have you considered writing someone in a position to put that into action (I would, but since I don't work for the company...)?


User currently offlineSoaringadi From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7407 times:

Congratulations to the princess..... 747 being the queen.  Smile
May we see countless more years of this mean machine.



If it ain't Boeing, I'm not going !
User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7402 times:

Quoting UALPHLCS (Reply 17):
I am very disappointed that her name was removed for that new paint.

I am as well...that really sucks. An insult, really...


User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2125 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7404 times:

Quoting StevenUhl777 (Reply 13):
United actually took delivery of her in PDX

Why PDX ? Something to do with Oregon Tax Laws ?



The best time to plant a tree is 40 years ago. The second best time is today.
User currently offlineCxsjr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7374 times:

Thanks for reminding us how our lives are racing by!

I remember going to LHR to see one of the first T7 arrivals and hearing the excitement in the ATC's voice when the pilot announced himself as a T7!

10 years - where does time go?  old 


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11850 posts, RR: 18
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7366 times:
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Congrats B777. Simply the best wide body around, the widest cabin and the biggest jet engines, what more could you ask for.

User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 7363 times:

Quoting WestWing (Reply 21):
Why PDX ? Something to do with Oregon Tax Laws ?

That was my understanding at the time, yes. The transaction took place when N777UA was on the ground in PDX, thereby no sales tax!


25 Zeekiel : Good on the 777. Magnificent jet. My favourite 777 variant has to be the 773. Long and elegant with those hanging triple bogies. I'll say. Cheers Zeek
26 Intothinair : 10 years of excellent service. Now over 500 flying around 718 on order(Including AC, AF, and AI deal) Do you think it will get over 1000 orders, I sur
27 RootsAir : pisses me off that airlines i have flew recently or gonna fly in the months to come (SA, IB, TP) have ordered th eA340 instead of the 777. I still hav
28 Abba : Not to have to be three seated by the window.... Abba
29 ZK-NBT : Congratulations to the B777!! Had the pleasure of taking my first flight on one just this year! Both the 772ER and the 773, great aircraft with plenty
30 PlaneGuy27 : Happy 10th 777! I am proud to say that I had a piece of the cake at the gate on June 7th for the LHR-IAD flight. An exciting time to see the first rev
31 RootsAir : 5 in the middle is no better too bad its not the nicest looking. I it were it would de the Master of the World
32 Post contains images LPLAspotter : I'll never forget working in the Central Pacific for three years and then moved to Thailand. After taking a 738 from PNI to GUM and then MNL, I had to
33 Alitalia744 : Abba - blame that on the airline, not the airplane...
34 Post contains images Boeing4ever : Happy Birthday 777...the most advanced and comfortable plane flying, carrying the ETOPS torch well into the future! B4e-Forever New Frontiers
35 The777Man : Happy Birthday on the 10th anniversary of the the first revenue flight, 777! I remember seeing interviews on TV that day with people who flew on it an
36 Post contains images Lutenist : My favorite. The most beautiful airliner in the sky--a perfect blend of elegance, efficiency, and muscle. IIRC, one was in YWG for cold weather testin
37 WestWing : Other pilots at LHR also noticed the brand new aircraft on the day of the first flight. Karl Sabbagh, in "21st Century Jet", tells us that while N777U
38 MD80Nut : It's been 10 years already? I love the 777, it's my favorite widebody to fly in. The sense of space in that cabin is hard to beat. I've only flown on
39 Post contains images AeroVodochody : Happy Anniversary and Congratulations to Boeing on building another truly amazing aircraft!!!!
40 NA : 10 years, 500 jets, no accident. No one beats that so far. Truly a great product. Luckily the 777 hasn´t has escaped its share of incidental bad luck
41 Post contains images Jacobin777 : ah..my fellow a.net poster, it is...it is...!!!
42 Ckfred : I drove my fiancee to ORD in late June of 1995 and went out to Concourse C, just to see UA's 777 departure for IAD. I couldn't believe the size, both
43 FlySSC : Which airline is the biggest B777 operator ? (All versions)
44 WestWing : I think SQ has at least 58 in service, which would be the largest number. United has 52 (of the 60 delivered to them) in service [EDIT: Per planespott
45 CWUPilot : The best plane I've ever been on! What a feat to have 10 years and so many millions of flight hours with out a write-off. -CWUPilot
46 BWIA 772 : Happy birthday to the 777 dont mind that i travelled on the A340 before a 777 but I hope to rectify that soon. Interms of the lastest generation of wi
47 LMP737 : In the summer of 1996 I flew out of ORD on an international flight and remember seeing one UAL 777. If you go to ORD today the place is crawling with
48 Flydc10 : Congratulations, 777 the best plane in history after the glorious DC10. I am dying to fly the 772 in exactly 20 days, from jfk-tlv on one of EL-Al's 7
49 AndrewUber : I too am a big fan of the 777. I've had the pleasue of flying on them numerous times, including: ORD-LHR - UAL LHR-DXB - EK DXB-DOH - EK AUH-LHR - BA
50 PIA777 : I have flown the following 777 flights. LHR-DBX - EK - July,2000 DBX-KHI - EK - July,2000 KHI-DBX - EK - August, 2000 DBX-LHR - EK - August, 2000 ORD-
51 PIA777 : I should correct myself. I ment to say DXB. PIA777
52 Skyguy : Congratulations to Boeing and the various Airlines for a successful aircraft! I remember flying N777UA in November 1995 LHR-EWR on UA907, I was sooo e
53 PyroGX41487 : What's the longest 777 flight period? Isn't CO's 772ERs from EWR - HKG?
54 Post contains images Airliner777 : The 777 will never stop amazing me! Way to go BOEING!
55 Glom : I sense a lot o' love for the 777. It's good to see that this magnificent aircraft has its place in heart of people. If only we could make the unwashe
56 CO737800 : I love the 777 and cant wait to see her in Air Canada colours.
57 Wingman : Here's a nostalgic moment I'll never forget. 10 years ago give or take a few months I was playing golf at the 500 Club in Glendale, AZ when the entire
58 Intothinair : I've been on the 777 a lot of times though unluckily never long haul: Here are mine CGK-SIN about 6 times(return) Ho chi minh-SIN about 3 times(return
59 Carpethead : Wow it's been ten years already! Of late, it seems I have been in nothing but 777s for long-haul flying. Some 767s & A340s but no 747s. All 747 flying
60 RIX : - indeed. My first flight on 777 was from IAD to LHR in 2000, and I still remember that amazing feeling of "power and comfort", as the aircraft easil
61 UAL747 : Well, the 777 is and has always been one of my favorite aircraft. What I find funny when I compare Boeings to Airbus, is the way Boeing tends to make
62 VivaGunners : Well done T7! you are by far my favourite plane! I wish the 777 another 20 years like that, at least... Regards
63 HAWK21M : How Time Flies.Already a Decade. regds MEL
64 Rj777 : I'm surprised there's nothing on the Boeing website!
65 Ual747-600 : I flew N777UA to London on May 21. She's in the new color scheme and was in great shape. UAL747-600
66 Flyabunch : I am very impressed with these numbers. 40,000 hours equals almost 11 hours per day over the ten years...and that assumes no mx days! Plus the 7891 c
67 WestWing : Perhaps they will have a press release coincident with the Paris Air Show. For Boeing, this anniversary should be an occasion to release what must be
68 Post contains images UK777 : Congrats to the T7!!! By far the most superior aircraft around!
69 767Lover : Hasn't the T7 had a number of electrical malfunctions..smoke, fire, etc.? I remember being all excited about flying one of DL's 777s to France about 5
70 UAL777 : I have flown DEN-ORD LAX- ORD IAD- FRA ORD-FRA ORD-LHR ORD-CDG I have some more I cant think of but oh well, Heres to the 777!!!!!!!!
71 OldAeroGuy : The first of a model to be delivered usually has very little time in the Certification test program. It's test time is usually dedicated to interior
72 WestWing : You are absolutely correct, Sir! Both Airfleets.net and Planemad.net, have this aircraft (line #7) making her first flight on April 25, 1995 and bein
73 Post contains images Wukka : BAH! Stupid rustbuckets. AI didn't know what they were getting into with this flying deathtrap! -IndianCougarGuyRides
74 Wukka : Huh? A 747 may have the larger phallus mentality going for it in some aspects, but at the same time, it has the most organic, animal look to it out o
75 Post contains links TGV : As mentioned above a cabin with a comfortable config: no 3-3-3 nor 2-5-2. And don´t tell me it a choice of the airline, the ecomomics of the plane w
76 RAMPRAT980 : Happy B'day.
77 Paulc : not a bad plane at all - have flown on : EK DXB-HKG + DXB-LHR SQ FCO-SIN + SIN-KUL TG BKK-HKG UA MIA-ORD + LAX-ORD
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