Boeing Delivers China Eastern Airlines’ First 777-300ER

By Jesse Sokolow on 25 September 2014
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Chengdu, China

China Eastern Airlines announced it took delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER on Wednesday.  The aircraft is the first of 20 777-300ERs that the carrier has on order.

China Eastern said it plans to use the plane on routes between North America and China.  The aircraft will enter service on China Eastern flights to Los Angeles and New York starting in November.

The airline’s 777-300ER is configured with three cabins.  The plane has six seats in first class, 52 seats in business class in a 1-2-1 configuration, and 258 seats in economy, arranged in a 3-4-3 configuration.

China Eastern also debuted its new livery on its first 777-300ER.  The airline’s new design features an updated logo, which is a swallow with the letters C and E, representing the name of the carrier.

The twin-engine 777-300ER is a member of Boeing’s 777 family, which also includes the 777-200, the 777-200ER, the 777-300, the 777-200LR Worldliner, and the 777 Freighter. The aircraft has a range of 7,825 nautical miles (14,490 kilometers), and is equipped with GE90-115B engines, the world’s most powerful commercial jet engine.

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