Boeing and Air France reached a historic milestone last week with the delivery of Air France’s 50th 777. The Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) is the carrier’s 25th of that model type and joins a fleet of another 25 777-200ERs that together comprise the core of the airline’s long-haul fleet.
Air France is the launch customer for Boeing’s newest addition to its freighter family, the 777 Freighter – the first of which is scheduled to enter flight test in late May. With more than 50 percent of its twin-aisle fleet composed of Boeing 777s, Air France has drawn upon the 777’s renowned efficiency and reliability to help it achieve strong economic performance. With the delivery of its first 777 Freighter this year and through the operation of a single 777 platform, Air France will achieve significant synergies between its cargo and passenger business.
Air France’s new 777-300ER, the world’s largest long-range twin-engine jetliner, will be based at Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Paris.
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