The 777-200LR Worldliner and 777-300ER (Extended Range) are two new long-range airplanes that Boeing developed to offer airlines additional flexibility in serving the nonstop routes that passengers demand. The 777-300ER entered service in May 2004 and the 777-200LR followed in March 2006.
Largest Long-Range Twin-Engine Jetliner
The 777-300ER extends the 777 family's span of capabilities, bringing twin-engine efficiency and reliability to the long-range market. The airplane carries 365 passengers up to 7,930 nautical miles (14,685 km).
Boeing incorporated several performance enhancements for the 777-300ER, extending its range and payload capabilities. Excellent performance during flight testing, combined with engine efficiency improvements and design changes that reduce drag and airplane weight, contributed to the increased capability. The benefits were also applied during development of the 777-200LR and the 777 Freighter.
Longest Range Commercial Airplane in the World
One of the newest members of the 777 family, the 777-200LR Worldliner has the capability to connect virtually any two cities in the world nonstop. It will carry more passengers and more revenue cargo farther than any other jetliner. Also, the 777-200LR can carry a full cargo load on routes where other airplanes are payload limited. This gives airlines the capability to carry the same number of passengers farther and with additional revenue-generating cargo.
Provisions for up to three optional fuel tanks have been added in the aft cargo area of the 777-200LR to be able to fly a range of 9,395 nautical miles (17,395 km) with full passenger payload (301 passengers). The 777-200LR adds value to the 777 family, and particularly complements the popular 777-200ER. On long-range routes served by the 777-200ER, the 777-200LR provides an additional 47,250 pounds (21,430 kg) of revenue cargo capability. The 777-200LR also serves as the platform for the Boeing 777 Freighter, the world's largest, most capable twin-engine freighter. The first 777 Freighter entered service in February 2009.