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Delivery Of AC's First 77W - Video & Pics  
User currently offlineYULspotter From Canada, joined Mar 2006, 154 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 34767 times:

Hello.

Some people have requested pictures of the March 31st, delivery flight of Air Canada's first triple-seven to YUL. I am happy to oblige.

I decided to create a new topic instead of sticking it into an already existing AC 777 thread as many of them are quite long.

Figuring their will be many people taking pics of this a/c, I took mostly video. So there are a few pics below followed by 4 videos. Enjoy.

The 77W just after exiting the runway. I am always amazed at the size of the engines on the 777.
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o62/YULspotter/P3311580.jpg

Heading for Air Canada's maintenance bay at YUL. It will be the main attraction at an Air Canada event celebrating both it's arrival and AC's 70th anniversary.
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o62/YULspotter/P3311582.jpg

AC brought in their restored L10A for this occasion. It did a low level flyby and landed just ahead of the 77W
That's one shinny a/c!
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o62/YULspotter/P3311572.jpg


Video of the 77W's flyby. I wasn't in the right position at the time so it takes a few seconds for it to appear. It eventually disappears behind a building.


Landing of the 77W of 24L. Besides the length of this beast, I was amazed at how quiet it was. Hardly a sound as it went by. You'll see for yourself on the video.



The 77W heading for Air Canada's maintenance bay. Congratulations to Air Canada with honorable mention to Mother Nature for giving us such a great spring day for this event.



Landing of the L10A on runway 24L. What a shinny little airplane!



YULspotter

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User currently offlineLouA340 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 385 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 34775 times:

Thanks YULspotter. Great videos.
Congrats to Air Canada.



RyEng
User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 858 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 34577 times:

Congrats AC, now it´s Colgates Family Pak flying and why this horrible livery I ask myself...

Micke//  Wink (just a littlebit of sarcasm)



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 34564 times:

Excellent stuff there Big grin



I'm Looking forward to flying the AC 77W soon  Wink



Lee



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User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 34532 times:

Quoting YULspotter (Thread starter):

Great Stuff can't wait till they start flying to SYD at the end of the year  Smile


User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10000 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 34413 times:

Wow, amazing videos and nice photos YULspotter! My friend and loyal forum member and photoscreener TristarYUL is probably on this aircraft so you caught him on camera as well!!

I just love the new livery of AC and it looks just stunning on the 77W!!! Airbus must be kicking themselves for losing such an important and big customer. I never thaught AC would go for Boeing aircraft again but they did and with a BIG order too. Competition is good! Good luck to AC and their first 77W.

A388


User currently offlineCaribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1639 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 34106 times:

Nice videos Yulspotter! I was there at Ch St-Francois.. saw the whole fly by from a distance.. was spectacular even far away.

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27295 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 34053 times:

Wow that plane is long!! Cant wait to see some interior shots of J and Y class. Just one thing Im trying to solve, did AC used to fly LHR to NCE on a Tristar???

User currently offlineAirCanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 34022 times:

Awesome video, thanks for sharing us the video and pictures.. Can't wait to fly to HKG next year 2008.

User currently offlineLailaiYYZ From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 33899 times:

I was there and I was also in the AC celebration. Here are some pictures that I can share

Air Canada Fist Boeing 777 C-FITL doing a low and over off runway 24L in CYUL :

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Air Canada Boeing 777-300ER C-FITL


The Massive GE Engine: See the comparision to a typical human size.

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Air Canada C-FITL Boeing 773 GE90-115B Engine


A picture of the AC 1st 777 interior
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Air Canada Boeing 773 C-FITL interior


And an exterior look of Air Canada's "beast"
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Air Canada Boeing 773 C-FITL


What I feel is the plane is very long, i.e. when I went on the tour of the plane, it takes 'forever' to walk from the tail to the front. The "stand up bar" in the executive class also 'eye opening'

I like the new plane smell, and everything is 'dustless', including the engine.  Smile

lailaiyyz


User currently offlineATLflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 739 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 33833 times:

What a beautiful airplane! Congrats Air Canada...you are doing a great job!

User currently offlineMattRB From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1624 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 33774 times:

Beauty! Be a treat to see her here in YYZ in four days. Hopefully, she'll be around while I'm out on the ramp.


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User currently offlineC133 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 32528 times:
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Beautiful airplane, but can someone tell me what a 77W is? Why isn't it a 773ER, or thereabouts? I hope I'm not the only one wondering about this......


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User currently onlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4762 posts, RR: 44
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 32416 times:

Quoting C133 (Reply 12):
Beautiful airplane, but can someone tell me what a 77W is? Why isn't it a 773ER, or thereabouts? I hope I'm not the only one wondering about this......

77W is the code for 777-300ER aircraft.

For 777s they go:

777/772 - 777-200
772/77E - 777-200ER
773 - 777-300
77L - 777-200LR
77W - 777-300ER



Some see lines, others see between the lines.
User currently offlineDmanmtl From Canada, joined May 2006, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 32349 times:

Geez...nice videos - I wish I had been able to drive over there and watch this.

A few questions come to mind - Maybe someone can answer:

1) Who flies the plane to YUL - a Boeing Pilot or an AC pilot? Are there any passengers on board?

2) Was the tour of the plane open to the public or just a select few or employees only?

3) What does AC need to do to this plane before it enters service in a few days? Inspections? Loading it up with their in-flight stuff?

4) Is the IFE similar to the system on the ERJs (which I find to be quite good)?

My wife is lucky enough to be flying on this beast from YUL to YYZ on thrusday night - got her a points ticket to go visit her sister and by fluke she ended up on this plane (assuming no changes)...Means nothing to her though. On my next trip to LHR - in late may - I am going to intentionally fly through Toronto to test out the new Exec class suites...Can't inamge how much better they are compared to the 333s I normally fly.

D in Mtl


User currently offlineC133 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 32128 times:
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Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 13):
For 777s they go:

777/772 - 777-200
772/77E - 777-200ER
773 - 777-300
77L - 777-200LR
77W - 777-300ER

And 77W is maybe the one I couldn't figure out. Okay--thanks.



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User currently offlineThreepoint From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 2185 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 31978 times:

Quoting Dmanmtl (Reply 14):
A few questions come to mind - Maybe someone can answer:

1) Who flies the plane to YUL - a Boeing Pilot or an AC pilot? Are there any passengers on board?

2) Was the tour of the plane open to the public or just a select few or employees only?

1) I believe a company pilot brings a new plane home after the official handover from the manufacturer. Until that point, only (Boeing Company) pilots had flown it. Generally there are no passengers - certainly not revenue paying ones - but in this case, AC held an internal contest in which a few hundred selected employees accompanied the plane to Montreal.

2) The event on Saturday was open to AC employees, their family members and invited guests only. If you and I want a tour of the airplane, AC will gladly provide one in exchange for a paid ticket starting next week. First come, first served.



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 31861 times:

Quoting A388 (Reply 5):
Good luck to AC and their first 77W.

Agreed. I have a feeling we may see AC order more if they are happy with these beautiful planes.

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 31766 times:

can't wait to fly it in two weeks. flying from YWG to LGA, and decided to do the extra connection from YYZ to YUL to get the chance to fly this guy, and get the miles too. Got it on the way back too...

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 31647 times:

Quoting Threepoint (Reply 16):
Until that point, only (Boeing Company) pilots had flown it.

If that is true in this case, it is an aberration. There is almost always an acceptance flight or several by the airline pilots, sometimes the chief pilot, before delivery.

NS


User currently offlineLnglive1011yyz From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1608 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 31235 times:

Quoting Gigneil (Reply 19):
f that is true in this case, it is an aberration. There is almost always an acceptance flight or several by the airline pilots, sometimes the chief pilot, before delivery.

Would only make sense.

Why would you buy a car and not test-drive it before you take acceptance of it?

 Wink

1011yyz



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User currently offlineAirCanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 31219 times:

Quoting Dmanmtl (Reply 14):
1) Who flies the plane to YUL - a Boeing Pilot or an AC pilot? Are there any passengers on board?

I forgot the names of the two pilots who flew the beast to YUL, they belong to AC. My dad told me last night..


User currently offlineBrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4414 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 31043 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 2):
Congrats AC, now it´s Colgates Family Pak flying and why this horrible livery I ask myself

I find this livery quite pleasing and find it on the T7's very attractive.  bigthumbsup  Big grin Big grin



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User currently offlineFlyboyseven From Canada, joined Feb 2007, 905 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 30856 times:

What strikes me about the 773-ER in the video of it landing is how massivly long its wings are. IT looks very nice in the AC colors. I actually saw her at Paine Field in Everett during spring break, along with a second one. They are beautiful.

[Edited 2007-04-02 02:50:01]


As long as the number of take-offs equals the number of landings...you're doing fine.
User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 30839 times:

How many T7s do AC have on order and when are the rest delivered?

Thanks
Alex


25 PropilotJW : I totally agree. With the -300ER's wingspan at 212ft 7inches it is over a foot longer than the 747-400ER (211ft 5inches). Quite impressive!
26 Threepoint : Thanks for clarification. I understood that but obviously worded it poorly.
27 Viscount724 : But 49 feet shorter than the A380 wingspan, and 12 feet shorter than the 747-8 wingspan when it arrives on the scene. However the 777-300 is 3 feet l
28 FLYACYYZ : Minor service modifications, placarding, addition of on-board safety equipment specific to AC. An upgraded/next generation Thales system. Certificiat
29 A388 : So wil AC be flying their 77W to LHR by May/June? How many 77W's will they have by than, 2 I assume? The second 77W apparently is almost ready for del
30 PropilotJW : That is correct. Thank you for provding information regarding other aircraft dimensions.
31 Post contains images WestJetYQQ : Congratulations Air Canada! You have definitely made an improvement from your bankrupt ways of the near past! Hope you enjoy your new Toy! It's Beauti
32 DC10sRULE : The new beast looks great! Looking forward to giving it it's first landing clearance at YYZ!!! Just curious, is the 77W a relatively new version of th
33 Mirrodie : thanks for the L 10 video, that was cherry atop the cake!
34 JoePatroni : Thanks LailaiYYZ for providing me with my new desktop background! What a beauty! I totally wish I could have been there.
35 Viscount724 : The standard (non-ER) 777-300 is basically just a stretched standard -200 and went into service in 1998, 3 years after the -200. Only 60 of the stand
36 Ikramerica : relatively new. it was first offered a bit after Airbus first offered the 346. At the time of the 777 launch, the idea that anyone could build a 115k
37 Jfk69 : I was just at the Boeing plant on Friday and saw this beauty getting ready for delivery. She looked great.
38 777MAX : All I can say is WOW!!!! Congrats to AC On which routes will they be flying this amazing machine? MAX
39 SB : I got to loiter around the aircraft while it was on public (for AC staff) display at the base later that afternoon, and it is ... HUGE. I'm quite used
40 Lorgem1 : If this beautifull baby is coming into YYZ on thursday, she'll fly right over my house as I live on the West side of Pearson right in between 15 L & 1
41 Post contains images VonRichtofen : Damn I wish I could have been there for the staff party of course I had to work... Kris AC YYC
42 Ikramerica : iPod integration is my guess. Many airlines are adding this as announced late last year, and I think AC was on the list. You should be able to play y
43 OA260 : The interior looks really nice. Anyone got any of the Business class????
44 BeechNut : Most likely to keep the iPod charged up. I imagine that won't be a luxury on a 16 hour nonstop! I have a brand new VW; there's an aux. jack in the gl
45 808TWA : Just a quick note, you may mean 05, 06L, 06R as these would be the runways in use if the aircraft is approaching from the west. The runways you menti
46 BlueSky1976 : Beautiful videos. Thanks for sharing. I don't like new AC livery, but I have to admit that seeing it in motion on the Mighty Triple Seven makes it app
47 Norcal773 : I guess I am warming up to this 'Toothpaste blue' livery. Awesome-looking beast. I don't think KE has 77W's, only 773's. But I stand to be corrected.
48 BeechNut : I seem to recall flying on a KE 777-200 some years ago from SEL to NRT. Beech
49 Norcal773 : They do have a ton of 772's but as far as 777-300's goes, I don't think thy have ER's which are the 77W's.
50 Sebring : Also, games are coming. Think joystick.
51 USAF336TFS : Great pictures and video! Congratulations to Air Canada and Boeing! I'm looking forward to booking a flight on one of these beauties this summer. I've
52 YooYoo : Thanks to all for the great photos and video !! Can't wait for YYZ 777's
53 Bmacleod : Provided ACE has deep enough pockets, at around $240 million each, they are the most expensive aircraft yet purchased by AC.
54 Sebring : If those are US dollars, you are giving the list price, not what AC paid. And AC's priority is converting 787 options into firm orders, not adding 77
55 BeechNut : It would make sense to focus on 787s. ISTM that 19 777s should cover most of the heavy haul needs of AC. On the other hand, when the 787s start coming
56 Post contains links Ikramerica : Well, I did a search and Air Canada wasn't one of the initial mentioned carriers. It was Air France. I knew it was Air Somebody. http://www.apple.com
57 LTU932 : Correct, they were even one of the few, if not the only, 773 customer that ordered their aircraft with the PW4098 (although these 773s have now been
58 Amritpal : correct me if i am wrong, but didn't AC made the choice of -115 (115,000 pounds) engines for both ER and LR
59 Ikramerica : I don't know what you guys are on about. The glacier blue livery is quite nice. Anyone who's been up on a glacier and seen this ice blue color knows w
60 ZBBYLW : Now correct me if I am wrong but the 77L comes with the GE-90-110 engines and the 77W comes with the GE-90-115 engines, and you can not get any diffe
61 Ikramerica : It's been stated on here that you can get the 77L with 115k engines if you choose, it just costs more.
62 DukeOfSkies : I just booked a ticket from RDU to PEK (via YYZ) with AirCanada for the coming summer, and the AC website tells me that the YYZ to PEK flight will be
63 Lapper : I'm booked to travel on it in 19 days time. It was great to see those pics of the interior, now I know what to look out for!
64 FlyKev : I personally think that the plane looks striking in the Air Canada livery. yes, its plain, but there's something to that livery. The interiors great a
65 Post contains links and images MEL : I have created a Triple Seven gallery with interior/exterior photos of the aircraft... Photos will be added on a near-daily basis.
66 Post contains images FighterPilot : Wow!! Great pictures everyone. Thanks for sharing. It's too bad I couldn't get the time off to go on the first flight. However, I'm looking to flying
67 AirCanada014 : 77W will fly to FRA, SYD, NRT
68 Brilondon : Will the LHR be a permanent routing for the T7 or is it just to bring pilots familiarization of the type?
69 AirCanada014 : I don't know to be honest but I think at least one flight will be T7 permanent for YYZ-LHR.
70 A388 : I don't recall KE ordering the 77W and 772F. Have they ordered the 77W and 772F? If so, when was this and how many? A388
71 Post contains images A388 : Wow, very nice photos MEL. I just love the new AC colors!!!! I totally agree with the description Ikramerica gave about the new AC livery. There is n
72 YULspotter : Someone posted a comment on my You Tube video of the 77W landing saying that it was her dad that was flying the plane. She said the captain's name was
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