B-7882 was delivered to China Eastern Airlines on July 22, 2017. We photographed the Boeing 777-39PER while plane spotting at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) just a week later, on July 29, 2017. In its short life, the aircraft has spent most of its time flying between Shanghai, China and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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B-7882 China Eastern Airlines Boeing 777-300ER Image Gallery
B-7882 took its first flight on July 11, 2017 and was delivered to China Eastern Airlines on July 22, 2017. This is one of 20 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in the fleet with no more left on order. The airliner is configured for a maximum total of 316 passengers with six seats in first class, 52 more in business class and 258 seats in economy class.
The Boeing 777-300ER is one of the largest commercial airplanes in the sky today. The aircraft is 74 metres or 242 feet in length with a wingspan of 65 metres or 213 feet. At the tail, the airliner stands 19 metres or 61 feet in height.
First introduced with Air France in 2004, the ER stands for extended range. The -300ER has a flight range of 13,650 kilometres, compared to 11,165 KM for the base 777-300 model. The original variant of the Boeing 777 was introduced with United Airlines in 1995.
China Eastern Airlines
Founded in June, 1988, China Eastern Airlines is now China’s second largest carrier by passenger numbers. A member of the SkyTeam Alliance of airlines, China Eastern is headquartered on the grounds of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) in Shanghai, China. The airline joined the SkyTeam Alliance in 2011, eleven years after the groups original formation. There are now 20 full member airlines in the alliance.
The airline has a fleet of 467 aircraft with the Boeing 777-300ER being the largest. The most numerous is the Airbus A320-200 with 171 and 52 more on order for deliveries in 2017. Add to that 70 Airbus A320neo models to be delivered between 2018 and 2020.
China Eastern Airlines flies to 217 destinations worldwide.