Sunday, February 08, 2009

FAA and EASA grant type certification to the Boeing 777 Freighter

Boeing 777FLast week, the new Boeing 777 Freighter received type certification from both the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Says Boeing: "The certification formally recognizes that the 777 Freighter has passed the stringent design and testing requirements mandated by FAA and EASA, clearing the airplane for cargo service."

According to Boeing, the 777 Freighter, which is based on the 777-200LR Worldliner (Longer Range) passenger airplane, will provide more capacity than any other twin-engine freighter.

The 777 Freighter made its first flight in July of 2008.

Air France Cargo is set to be the launch customer for the aircraft. Delivery of the first 777 Freighter is expected later this quarter.

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