Seattle, Washington - The last Boeing 777-300ER destined for the SWISS International Airlines left the paint shop in Everett.
The aircraft with registration HB-JNL was spotted at the Boeing's Everett factory on November 21st. It's one of the last two 777-300ERs of the Swiss carrier with waiting to be delivered.
The Lufthansa Group subsidiary airline currently operates ten Boeing 777-300ER and will take delivery of two more early next year.
SWISS International Airlines' 777-300ER is configured to accommodate 340 seats in a tri-class layout - eight in First Class, 62 in Business Class, and 270 Economy. The aircraft is powered by General Electric’s GE90-115B engines.
Boeing launched the 777 program on October 14, 1990. The aircraft was intended to fill the gap between Boeing's 767 and 747 and replace older DC-10s.
The aircraft carried out its first flight on June 12, 1994, and made its commercial debut one year later (June 7, 1995) with United Airlines.
The 777-300ER (ER for Extended Range) is the B-market version of the -300 variant. Its higher MTOW and increased fuel capacity allow a maximum range of 7,370 nautical miles (13,650 km) with 396 passengers.
Boeing has so far received 844 orders for its 777-300ER and delivered 814 copies. This year the manufacturer delivered 13 777-300ER to its customers.
Images: Holden Riley @PlanesAtPaine via aeronewsglobal.com