Boeing 777Fri, 12/01/2017 - 15:06
According to Boeing, the cargo market is increasingly demanding larger airplanes, which will hold 65 percent of the market share as demand for cargo services continues to grow in the next 20 years. The company expects that by 2035, 3,010 freighters will be in service, which would represent an increase of 70 percent compared to the 1,770 registered in 2015.
With a range of 15,843km in its 777-200LR version and 13,649km in the 777-300ER model, the Boeing 777 family has one of the longest ranges in the industry. Similarly, the 777 has the longest range in Boeing’s freighter family, which is why it is one of the most commonly used aircraft for cargo operations. Considering a Maximum Take Off Weight of 347,810kg and payload of 102 tons, the 777 Freighter can travel nonstop from New York to Buenos Aires, a distance of over 8,527km.
The 777 Freighter features a twin GE90-115BL configuration that delivers similar performance to aircraft with three and four engines, resulting in the lowest trip cost offered by any large freighter. The plane also features a structure of advanced alloys and composites that was 100-percent digitally designed to enhanced its aerodynamics. This results in a 16 percent reduction in carbon emissions and 16 percent more fuel efficiency when compared to the Boeing 747-400F.
The 777 Freighter has a Maximum Zero Fuel Weight of 248,110kg, fuel capacity of 181,280L and cruise speed of Mach 0.84. Its total payload accounts for 102 tons with a total available cargo volume of 652.7m3 divided among a main deck of 518.2m3 with 22 pallets of 19.5m3, four of 17.8m3 and one of 17.4m3, a forward lower hold of 70.5m3 and an afterward lower hold of 47m3. The lower holds are divided in ten 11.8m3 pallets and bulk space of 17m3. The aircraft also includes a supernumerary area with four 122cm seats with footrests and power outlets, two overhead stowage units with a total of four bins with a capacity for eight rollaboard suitcases, a bathroom similar to the one on the 777 passenger jet, a changing room and a two-bed bunk area for the crew that is completely light and noise-isolated from the seating area.