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Boeing 777

No. Of Engines:2
Aircraft Type:Jet
Passenger Capacity (Max):440
Passenger Capacity (Min):305
Range (in Miles):8270
Takeoff Weight (in Lbs):545,000
Body Type:widebody
Cabin Type:pressurized

Boeing launched the 777 program in 1990 and actively sought input from a number of major carriers on how this, the world's largest twin-jet, would be designed. Thus, the 777 is particularly responsive to market needs and customer preferences. In 1995, the 777 first entered service with United Airlines (one of the carriers which actively participated in the aircraft's development) after being the first aircraft to gain FAA approval for 180 minute extended-range twin-engine operation upon service entry. The initial model, the 777-200, has since been enlarged to create the 777-300 and modified to create the increased gross weight 777-200 (IGW, longer-range model).

William E. Boeing produced his fist two B&Ws (a single- engine seaplane) in 1916 and the following year, the U.S. Navy ordered 50 of Boeings next model (the two- seat model C trainer)to serve in in World War I. Boeing continued to make airplanes, both commercial and military, producing such famous models as the Pan American "Clipper" flying boat and the "Stratoliner" (first pressurized cabin). In World War II, Boeing became an integral part of the allied effort by building the B-17 and B29 bombers. In the post-war era, Boeing continued making military aircraft such as the B-47 and B-52 bombers but also recognized the huge market for commercial jet aircraft and thus developed the 707 which would help revolutionize air travel. Today, with jets in operation for carriers in 120 different countries, Boeing is best known as the world's largest manufacturer of commercial aircraft. The Boeing company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and employs approximately 120,000 people. In recent years, Boeing has consistently been one of the top three exporters in the United States.

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