Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2620 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2517 times:
The photo was taken in 1997.
LHR-CDG was a regular 777 route when the aircraft was introduced, initially for crew familiarisation and later because of problems with ETOPS approval with the GE90, which delayed their deployment on Trans-Atlantic routes.
Ndebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2903 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2503 times:
That's interesting, Crosswind. I even remember, LH's first 747-400 route was FRA-HAM..
But afaik, BA's oldest 777s (G-ZZZA/B/C/D/E) have less mtow than all their other 777s, and so BA uses these five aircraft only on their Middle East routes? I didn't know that these aircraft are used for trans-atlantic routes, too??
ps: ILS, how did you manage to write 1387 within 52 days
Ual747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2446 times:
Actually, the BA 777 was the first 777 that I ever saw. I was departing from CDG on NW to DTW when I saw the fuselage of a plane that look just too damn big to be a 767, then about 30 min into my flight, I realized it was a 777! This was in 1996.
Aamd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1063 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2379 times:
* These early models (G-ZZZA/B/C/D/E) are 'A market' aircraft, meaning lower take off weights...
* ZZZC was the very first BA 777 delovered as A and B were proving the GE engine and its ETOPS capability (so they needed to be refitted with cabin equipment, and as a result delivered later).
*ZZZ* aircraft do often cross the atlantic(not so much now with the 777-236ER aircraft in service) as i caught G-ZZZD to Montreal... but they are mainly used in the Middle East routes...
*The aircraft seen in Paris was on crew training and familiarisation sorties...