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edealinfo
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Why hasn't Boeing stopped production of the original 777?

Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:37 pm

The 777 is now obsolete. Why would anyone order it or take delivery of it? Unlike the A330, which progressed to the A330 NEO, there is no 777 NEO so 777 is stuck with engines that while not gas guzzlers are, in modern times, getting quite there when compared to new aircraft.
Besides, isn't the 797 (i.e., 777X) its replacement?
 
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Re: Why hasn't Boeing stopped production of the original 777?

Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:42 pm

I don't understand your post. The 777X is a progression, especially when you consider that the X will be built on the existing 777 assembly lines. Boeing wants those assembly lines greased and running smooth up until the production really gets started on the X. I guess that is reason enough to offer classics at a discount, which any airline with a 777 fleet already in house would jump at if they are paying little more than cost.
 
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Re: Why hasn't Boeing stopped production of the original 777?

Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:45 pm

Um, haven't they?

You can't buy a 777-200, 777-200ER or 777-300 from Boeing anymore (and haven't been able to for quite a while). This is the first generation, or "original" 777. The current offering is the second generation with an upgraded engine/design and the 777X is effectively a 777NEO with a significantly upgraded engine among other improvements.

The 777X is more different from the original 777 than the A330NEO is from the original A330.
 
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Re: Why hasn't Boeing stopped production of the original 777?

Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:48 pm

The 77W 77F and 77L are not the original 777 classic as it is. The GE-90-115 is not original option either. Maybe do a little research before starting a baseless thread.
 
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Re: Why hasn't Boeing stopped production of the original 777?

Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:49 pm

qf002 wrote:
Um, haven't they?

You can't buy a 777-200, 777-200ER or 777-300 from Boeing anymore (and haven't been able to for quite a while). This is the first generation, or "original" 777. The current offering is the second generation with an upgraded engine/design and the 777X is effectively a 777NEO with a significantly upgraded engine among other improvements.

The 777X is more different from the original 777 than the A330NEO is from the original A330.


You beat me to it.
 
JohanTally
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Re: Why hasn't Boeing stopped production of the original 777?

Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:50 pm

Also the 77F is probably the most in demand aircraft currently
 
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Re: Why hasn't Boeing stopped production of the original 777?

Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:53 pm

The 797 is the 777X... Just wow.
 
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Re: Why hasn't Boeing stopped production of the original 777?

Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:53 pm

The 777-200F is probably the most popular 777 version right now and probably the easiest to sell widebody. I’m guessing Boeing can easily fill production slots for 777-200LRFs and probably is working on converting production slots to the 777F.
 
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Re: Why hasn't Boeing stopped production of the original 777?

Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:08 pm

edealinfo wrote:
The 777 is now obsolete. Why would anyone order it or take delivery of it? Unlike the A330, which progressed to the A330 NEO, there is no 777 NEO so 777 is stuck with engines that while not gas guzzlers are, in modern times, getting quite there when compared to new aircraft.
Besides, isn't the 797 (i.e., 777X) its replacement?

Airlines who've recently taken delivery of 77W or will do soon include BA, SU, UA, CZ, NH, KE, and KL.

These "obsolete" airliners will be around for at least another two decades given how long some of these airlines operate their planes.

Some of these are already 779 customers, some are pretty likely to be 779 customers in the future.

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