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British Airways boeing 777-200 in flight.

The Boeing 777-200 is a long range, twin aisle, twin-engine jet manufactured by Boeing, the American aerospace company. We operate these aircraft on longhaul routes to North and South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Australasia, the Far East, Middle East and Gulf destinations.

Often referred to as the 'Triple Seven', it was the world’s first commercial aircraft entirely designed by computer. Its visible features include super large engines, low hanging landing gear and a blade shaped tail cone with a relatively narrow tailfin.

British Airways took part in the design of the aircraft with Boeing. The Boeing 777 emerged as a best seller for longhaul commercial aircraft thanks to its excellent fuel efficiency and cabin comfort.

Passenger benefits include:

  • Super quiet, super wide cabins with high ceilings
  • Personal audio and video systems for all seats
  • Choice of First, Club World, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller. (First available on some aircraft)

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Technical information

Boeing 777-200
Number in fleet 43
Passenger capacity up to 336 (3 or 4 class)
Length 63.7m (209 feet 1 inches)
Wingspan 60.9m (199 feet 11 inches)
Height 18.5m (60 feet 9 inches)
Engines 2× Rolls Royce Trent 800 or 2× General Electric 90
Maximum speed 950km/h (590mph, Mach 0.89)
Range 6,857km (4,261 miles)

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Did you know?

  • The diameter of General Electric engines on the Boeing 777 is as wide as the passenger cabin of the Boeing 737.
  • In 2006, British Airways set a new record for the longest non-stop commercial flight. The Boeing 777-200 flew 17,157km (9,274nm) from Brussels to Melbourne, in 18h45.

Improvements for London Gatwick fleet

Back of the economy (World Traveller) seat showing the inflight entertainment screen on the refreshed Boeing 777-200 aircraft.

If you're flying from London Gatwick, you can now look forward to a fully refreshed Boeing 777 fleet and new generation economy (World Traveller) and premium economy (World Traveller Plus) seats. The refreshed cabins are now available on the whole Boeing 777 fleet at London Gatwick.

The economy and premium economy cabins have been fitted with elegant new seats with 50% larger entertainment screens and each seat will have a USB socket.