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Plane Spotting, July 2016: Boeing 777

Featured Aircraft for July 2016:  The Boeing 777

The Boeing 777 is a family of long-range, wide-body twin-engine jet airliners developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.  It is the world's largest twinjet and has a typical seating capacity for 314 to 550 passengers, with a range of 5,200 to 9,500 nautical miles. Commonly referred to as the "Triple Seven", its distinguishing features include the largest-diameter turbofan engines of any aircraft, six wheels on each main landing gear, fully circular fuselage cross-section, and a blade-shaped tail cone. It was the first commercial aircraft to be designed entirely with computer-aided design.


Key Identifying Features:

landing gear

One key identifying feature of the Boeing 777 family is the six wheel main landing gear.  Other Boeing aircraft have a four wheel main gear. 

blade cone

Another key feature is the blade-shaped tail cone of the aircraft.  It is not conical as most aircraft are, but squared and vertically narrow.

wing tip

Another differentiating feature applies to the Boeing 777-300 series - the raked wingtips versus squared off wingtips.


B777 statistics:

  • Length                                                                  209 to 251 ft.
  • Wingspan                                                            200 to 213 ft.
  • Height                                                                   61 to 64 ½ ft.
  • Fuselage Width                                                 20 ft. 4 in.                                           
  • Passengers                                                         314 to 550
  • Range                                                                   5,235 to 9,500 Nautical Miles                                      
  • # of Engines                                                       2


Current Cities being served by the B777 at SFO:

Auckland (AKL) Newark (EWR)
Abu Dhabi (AUH) Paris (CDG)
Beijing (PEK) Seoul (ICN)
Chicago (ORD) Shanghai (PVG)
Delhi (DEL) Singapore (SIN)
Hong Kong (HKG) Taipei (TPE)
Honolulu (HNL) Tel Aviv (TLV)
Istanbul (IST) Tokyo (NRT) (HND)
London (LHR) Washington D.C. (IAD)
Manila (MNL)  

Current airlines operating the B777 at SFO:

SFO Planes

View the PDF iconB777 Presentation

For more information, visit the Boeing website: http://www.boeing.com/commercial/777/