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Owner Of First Production 777?  
User currently offlineB777-200ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1498 times:

Who was the launch customer?



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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

United.

User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1423 times:

Although, actually, the first ever 777 (N7771) now belongs to Cathay.

User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

Cathay pacific took it. Any idea why Cathay took it as it has been used for tests by Boeing and must not be in a really good shape as others.

alvin



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User currently offlineVictor Alpha From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1403 times:

CX took it cos they were desperate for some 777s and didnt want to wait. I think they needed to boost capacity for some routes. Boeing refitted and modified the entire aircraft to take the RR Engines instead of the PW ones.

Dont know if they got any discount though

-Regards, VA


User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

The first 777 was delivered to United, which was the launch customer for the plane. UA sent it back to
Boeing and Cathay picked it up last year.

ContinentalEWR


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1339 times:

No, the FIRST 777 (N7771) stayed with Boeing until they sold it to Cathay. United were the launch customer and received the first PRODUCTION 777.

User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

Continetal EWR wrote:

The first 777 was delivered to United, which was the launch customer for the plane. UA sent it back to
Boeing and Cathay picked it up last year.


United hasnt given back or sold any 777s.

I L U V 7 6 7





User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1337 times:

Here is line number 1 N7771 then B-HNL

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Photo © Peter Sweetten/Flying Images Worldwide


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Photo © Alan Tsui



Here is line number 2 N774UA

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Photo © Aric Thalman



Here is line number 3 N771UA

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Photo © Florian Kondziela



Here is line number 4 N773UA

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Photo © Miguel Snoep



Here is line number 5 N772UA

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Photo © John F. Zielinski



Here is line number 6 G-ZZZA

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Photo © Bernard Charles



Here is line number 7 N777UA

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Photo © Florian Kondziela



Here is line number 8 N766UA

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Photo © Florian Kondziela



Here is line number 9 N767UA

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Photo © Mark Abbott



Here is line number 10 G-ZZZB

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Photo © Ben Pritchard



And that is enough !!!


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

Cathay should start offering trips on B-HNL to us idiots who'd love to fly on the first of a great line of airplanes  Smile

User currently offlineRj777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1861 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1317 times:

I thought that N777UA was the first 777 United Got.

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

The pictures I posted are in line number order. Not delivery order.

User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1262 times:

Per Bill Harms' website...the very first 777 is now with Cathay Pacific as a -267, with RR Trent 884s. It was delivered to CX on December 6th, 2000 as B-HNL. Regards.


"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlineDjcrooks From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1249 times:

I just flew 4 days ago on a CX777 from HKG to DXB and the captain told me the aircraft was around 5 years old. I didn't get the reg. number, but is it possible I was on the first ever built 777? I really wish I had checked the registration!

User currently offlineB737-900X From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

United Airlines (UAL) was the launch customer. The first commercial 777 flight was UA918 from IAD to LHR.

User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1208 times:

First commercial flight was LHR-IAD.

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6305 posts, RR: 33
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

msn 26916/ln 7. del to UA 5.15.95 and operated UA flt 921 6.7.95 IAD-LHR. The earlier build aircraft were in the flight test program.


Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineNavion From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1014 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1196 times:

To say the #1 Boeing 777 used as a test aircraft was "not in really good shape" is incorrect. 777 #1 had virtually no time on the airframe and was an astute purchase by CX of a pampered low time aircraft. The aircraft was modified to take the RR Trents at the factory, as well as to configure the interior to CX specifications. If my understanding of your comment is incorrect, I apologize.

User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1160 times:

First UA 777 flight was LHR-IAD, NOT IAD-LHR.

User currently offlineUALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1142 times:

Which 777 was called "Working Together" I thought that was UA first 777.

User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1140 times:

N7771 was called "Working Together", and that wasn't United's first aircraft. It's not B-HML with Cathay.

User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1121 times:

Cahtay pax on B-HNL may not know that it is the first 777 ever. I bet most of them don't.

r panda


User currently offlineWN700Driver From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1123 times:

Yeah, yeah ,yeah, real impressive like...

But can you show me line #79? damn, now I am curious about that, lol


User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1089 times:

Djcrooks,

Did the 777 you flew on have 2-5-2 or 3-3-3 seating in economy? If it is 3-3-3, then it is B-HNL, as it is currently the only CX 777-200 with that seating configuration.

'949


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