Responding to strong demand from cargo operators around the world for an efficient, long-range, and high-capacity freighter, Boeing launched the Boeing 777 Freighter in May 2005 with a launch order from Air France. Bringing unsurpassed efficiency to long-haul markets, the 777 Freighter provides more capacity than any other twin-engine freighter. The 777 Freighter is based on the technologically advanced 777-200LR Worldliner (Longer Range) passenger airplane and entered service in February 2009.
Range and capacity leader
With a maximum takeoff weight of 766,800 pounds (347,810 kilograms), the 777 Freighter has a revenue payload capability of 112 tons (102 metric tons).
The 777 Freighter is capable of flying 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 km) with a full payload and general cargo market densities, making it the world's longest-range twin-engine freighter. The airplane's range capability translates into significant savings for cargo operators: fewer stops and associated landing fees, less congestion at transfer hubs, lower cargo handling costs and shorter cargo delivery times.
The 777 Freighter features capacity never seen before on a twin-engine freighter, accommodating 27 standard pallets (96 in x 125 in; 2.5 m x 3 m) on the main deck. The industry-standard 10-foot-high (3.1 m) pallets is accommodated by the large main deck cargo door that makes use of the airplane's volume capability. The lower cargo hold has the capacity for 10 pallets, as well as 600 cubic feet (17.0 cubic meters) of additional bulk cargo.
The 777 Freighter delivers value to the world's cargo operators, featuring the lowest trip cost of any large freighter and excellent ton-mile economics. The 777 family has proven itself to be the leader in delivering twin-engine efficiency to the marketplace with lower fuel consumption, maintenance costs and operating costs. The 777 Freighter brings that value to the large freighter market.
As the newest 777, the 777 Freighter builds upon the family's extensive use of advanced technologies. As the first all-new digitally designed airplane, the 777 family is the most technologically advanced in the industry.
The 777 Freighter shares the family's advanced features: state-of-the-art flight deck, fly-by-wire design and an advanced wing design, including raked wing tips. It is powered by the world's most powerful commercial jet engine, General Electric's GE90-110B1. The 777 Freighter meets QC2 noise standards for maximum accessibility to noise-sensitive airports.
Complements existing Boeing freighters
Boeing is the undisputed air cargo market leader, providing over 90 percent of the total worldwide dedicated freighter capacity. The 777 Freighter builds on this tradition, joining a new freighter family that continues to set a new horizon of excellence for the freighter marketplace.
The 777 Freighter is designed to integrate smoothly with existing cargo operations and facilitate interlining with 747 freighter fleets, which comprise about half of the world's freighter capacity. Cargo operators will be able to easily transfer 10-foot-high pallets between the two models via the large main deck cargo door.