Last week, the Aviation Photographers India very kindly received permission from India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation and the Bengaluru International Airport Limited for its members to do airside photography for a few days, a permission for which the foundation extends its sincere thanks. I had the pleasure of joining the expedition on a few days.
Below is a British Airways Boeing 777-200ER registration G-YMMS taxing out to perform flight BA118 to London Heathrow. After Concorde (see my video tribute story), I just love the front-on look of the 777. In the soft light of dawn the nose gear lights stand out as do the fan blades of the massive Rolls Royce Trent 895 engines.
Observe the clever slopes of the ramp which have been designed for quick drainage and harvesting of rain water.
British Airways has two major series of their Boeing 777-236ERs. The G-VIIx series which is equipped with the GE90-85B engines and the G-YMMx series equipped with the Rolls Royce Trent 895.
The first ever hull loss of a Boeing 777 occurred on 17 January 2008, when G-YMMM performing flight BA038, flying from Beijing to London, crash-landed approximately 1,000 feet (300 m) short of London Heathrow Airport’s runway 27L. It was some great flying by the two pilots that ensured no fatalities. The BBC interviewed Capt. Peter Burkill and you can read it here.