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Owner Of First Production 777?

Sun Sep 09, 2001 9:11 pm

Who was the launch customer?

 
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RE: Owner Of First Production 777?

Sun Sep 09, 2001 9:11 pm

United.
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RE: Owner Of First Production 777?

Sun Sep 09, 2001 9:12 pm

Although, actually, the first ever 777 (N7771) now belongs to Cathay.
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RE: Owner Of First Production 777?

Sun Sep 09, 2001 9:24 pm

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.

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RE: Owner Of First Production 777?

Sun Sep 09, 2001 9:30 pm

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

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RE: Owner Of First Production 777?

Mon Sep 10, 2001 1:02 am

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.

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RE: Owner Of First Production 777?

Mon Sep 10, 2001 1:13 am

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.
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RE: Owner Of First Production 777?

Mon Sep 10, 2001 1:14 am

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.

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RE: Owner Of First Production 777?

Mon Sep 10, 2001 1:21 am

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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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 !!!
 
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RE: Owner Of First Production 777?

Mon Sep 10, 2001 1:24 am

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
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N777UA

Mon Sep 10, 2001 1:28 am

I thought that N777UA was the first 777 United Got.
 
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RE: Owner Of First Production 777?

Mon Sep 10, 2001 1:36 am

The pictures I posted are in line number order. Not delivery order.
 
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RE: Owner Of First Production 777?

Mon Sep 10, 2001 7:19 am

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.
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RE: Owner Of First Production 777?

Mon Sep 10, 2001 7:42 am

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!
 
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RE: Owner Of First Production 777?

Mon Sep 10, 2001 9:55 am

United Airlines (UAL) was the launch customer. The first commercial 777 flight was UA918 from IAD to LHR.
 
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RE: Owner Of First Production 777?

Mon Sep 10, 2001 10:51 am

First commercial flight was LHR-IAD.

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RE: Yes, N777UA Was The First

Mon Sep 10, 2001 11:12 am

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.
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Mr. BA

Mon Sep 10, 2001 11:16 am

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.
 
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RE: Mr. BA

Tue Sep 11, 2001 1:40 am

First UA 777 flight was LHR-IAD, NOT IAD-LHR.
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RE: Owner Of First Production 777?

Tue Sep 11, 2001 2:45 am

Which 777 was called "Working Together" I thought that was UA first 777.
A little less Hooah, and a little more Dooah.
 
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RE: Ualphlcs

Tue Sep 11, 2001 2:49 am

N7771 was called "Working Together", and that wasn't United's first aircraft. It's not B-HML with Cathay.
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RE: Owner Of First Production 777?

Tue Sep 11, 2001 3:57 am

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

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Hgkspotter

Tue Sep 11, 2001 4:01 am

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

But can you show me line #79? damn, now I am curious about that, lol
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RE: Owner Of First Production 777?

Tue Sep 11, 2001 8:22 pm

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.

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