Air France's Boeing 777-300 begins to manoeuvre itself into it's gate after arriving from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris
*Airplanes 101* (See Airplanes 101 Set)
Name: Boeing 777-300
Manufacturer: Boeing (USA) .
Main Role: large capacity medium-very long range mainline jetliner
Basic design: Two engined twin aisle wide body mainline jetliner.
Capacity: Roughly 385-550 passengers
Range: 10,500km - 13,400km
First delivery date: 1995
Still in production in 2004: Yes
Easily confused for: 767-400, 777-200, A340-600
Main identifying points: The tail cone and tail are probably the 777's best identifyer.. the tail-cone comes to a vertically flat ending with the APU exhaust protruding out of the left side only. Also the 777 has sharply edged tail that's somewhat small in mass but tall for the plane's size. From the front you can see the fuselage is not oval like most airplanes but completely circular. There are no winglets on the 777-300 but the wingtips are "raked" meaning the sweep backwards at the end and come to a somewhat pointy ending. This plane flies with the largest engines of any airliner. The GE90s engine cone is as large as some airliner's fuselages in fact. Another easy thing to spot that's unique to the 777 is the triple bogey landing gear... three sets of double wheels on each main undercarriage landing gear. Other than Russian aircraft all other long range planes only have double ones. The main obvious difference from the 777-200 however is simply the longer fuselage to accommodate the additional passenger.
Examples of Main Operators: Japan Airlines, ANA, Air France, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, Thai Airways, It's among the most popular long range high capacity airliners flying in Asia and is becoming more popular in the rest of the world. KLM, Air India & Air Canada have recently ordered this plane for instance.
For more pics of 777 aircraft see the Boeing 777 group here at Flickr.