The Boeing B777-200F is a long range cargo aircraft capable of transporting 103,000 kg via an internal pallet system. Cargo pallets require a high-loader to access its main deck.
History and Features
The original 777-200 variant entered commercial service in 1995, followed by the extended-range 777-200ER in 1997. They have since been collectively referred to as 777 Classics. The 777F, a freighter version, debuted in February 2009.
The production freighter model, the 777F, rolled out on May 23, 2008. The maiden flight of the 777F, which used the structural design and engine specifications of the -200LR[ along with fuel tanks derived from the -300ER, occurred on July 14, 2008. FAA and EASA type certification for the freighter was received on February 6, 2009, and the first delivery to the launch customer took place on February 19, 2009
The 777 Freighter (777F) is an all-cargo version of the twinjet, and shares features with the -200LR; these include its airframe, engines, and fuel capacity. With a maximum payload of 224,900 lb (102,000 kg) (similar to the 243,000 lb (110,000 kg) of the Boeing 747-200F), it has a range of 4,970 nmi (9,200 km). Greater range is possible if less cargo weight is carried.
As the aircraft promises improved operating economics compared to older freighters] airlines have viewed the 777F as a replacement for freighters such as the Boeing 747-200F, McDonnell Douglas MD-10 and McDonnell Douglas MD-11F. The first 777F was delivered on February 19, 2009.
As of May 2019, 163 freighters had been delivered to 17 different customers.Operators had 140 of the 777F in service as of July 2018.
In the 2000s, Boeing began studying the conversion of 777-200ER and -200 passenger airliners into freighters, under the name 777 BCF (Boeing Converted Freighter). The company has been in discussion with several airline customers,to provide launch orders for a 777 BCF program.
Aircraft of similar capability are: Airbus A340, Ilyushin Il-96, Antonov An-124, Boeing 777, McDonnell Douglas MD-11.