Delivery of the World’s First Co-Branded 777
Boeing and China Airlines celebrate most successful twin-engine, long-haul airplane
Everett, Wash., May 16, 2016: Boeing and China Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the world’s first co-branded 777 during a ceremony in Everett, marking the carrier’s 10th 777-300ER (Extended Range).
“We are delighted to celebrate 100 years of Boeing by working together with Boeing to accomplish the first co-branded livery 777-300ER,” said Steve Chang, Vice President of Corporate Planning, China Airlines. With this delivery, China Airlines now operates a fleet of ten 777-300ERs and continues to bolster its long-haul routes to the North American and European markets.
Each of the airline’s ten 777-300ERs are configured to seat 358 passengers in a three-class layout highlighted by the new ‘Family Couch’ seats in economy class. China Airlines is the only airline in North Asia to feature the Family Couch seats, where three economy seats convert into a flat surface to provide passengers with added rest and relaxation.
The Boeing 777 is the world’s most successful twin-engine, long-haul airplane. The 777-300ER is equipped with the world’s most powerful GE90-115B commercial jet engine, and can travel, with a standard three class configuration, a maximum range of 7,825 nautical miles (14,490 kilometers).