Aviation Photo #2754301 Boeing 777-346 - Japan Airlines - JAL

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Seen sitting alongside sistership JA8942 by the SBD tower awaiting its finals days in one piece. As far as I know these are the only B777-300 currently being scraped.
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    Yochai Mossi - AirTeamImages
    Japan Airlines - JAL
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    San Bernardino - International (Norton AFB)
    December 2015
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Photo Added: December 27, 2015

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3 years ago
Great pic b4 they go away, sorry ta see em go :-(
3 years ago
Such a pitty. Perfectly good airliners. Whats next? Early model A380s?
3 years ago
Circle of life.
3 years ago
Sad to see but not really surprising when you figure these poor young ladies were doing around 7 to 8 legs a day which would put them around 43,500 cycles I would figure around the end of this summer being they were 17 years old at that the time. All of this is just a rough estimate but I'm pretty sure that's what did them in. In Japan, they use these 777-300 like most airlines around the world use the 737 and A320 for shuttle runs. Just remember that these 777-300 replaced the 747-400 domestics which were only built for JAL and ANA and they carried 568 and 569 PAX.
3 years ago
I have never been this emotional on seeing an aircraft meet it's faith. Maybe I feel insecure about my own age seeing birds of my childhood in such a state. Saw the 77E in scrapyards a few years back, since of late 343's in huge quantities and now the 773. JAL did make good use of them but I still can't rap my head around a modern airframe like this. It won't be long till 77W's show up given the oldest one in JAL is approaching 13 years.
Surprised that CX is still using the 772 and 773 in high density configs and routes with a lot of cycles.
Thank you Yochai Mossi for posting an eye opener.

-Sri Lankan Aviator
3 years ago
Oh my!
3 years ago
To the comment about JAL's 13 year old 777 LRs being soon to follow, doubtful as it isn't age so much that kills them but 'cycles'. Long range flying is what the LR is supposed to be doing so I would highly doubt an airline would be foolish enough to be putting more than two cycles on a LR daily. If they are they really wasted their money when a ER would have sufficed. Cycles 'stretch out' the A/C and landings (especially the aircraft carrier types) are major factors in an A/C lifespan. Rough air and collisions can also make short work of an airframe.
3 years ago
JAL doesn't operate the 777-200LR (77L), their long range 777s are 777-200ER & 777-300ER which have the ICAO designators 772 & 77W respectively.
3 years ago
I'm one of the guys who dismantled these aircraft. We also have stripped two -200's so far, with another -300 soon to follow. Comments are correct, these aircraft are cycled out due to domestic flights. Gotta admit, it's pretty fun dismantling them. In this picture, the aircraft with the doors (JA8941) still has its interior intact (minjs seats), while the other (JA8942) has nothing but the landing gear and rudder left. Both rudders are now gone.

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