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Biman Bangladesh receives its first 777-300ER, the 300th overall delivered by Boeing – Bangalore Aviation

Biman Bangladesh receives its first 777-300ER, the 300th overall delivered by Boeing

US airframer Boeing delivered the 300th of its 777-300ER wide body jetliner to Biman Bangladesh airlines. It was the carrier’s first 777-300ER. The registration of the aircraft is S2-AFO.

Biman Bangladesh’s first Boeing 777-300ER S2-AFO

The -300ER (extended range) is the most popular variant of the already popular 777 model. As of Sept. 30, 2011, the 777-300ER had 543 orders; the 777 program (all models) has received a total of 1,288 orders and the program has a backlog of 325 orders. The 777-300ER has been ordered by 37 customers around the globe. Twenty-seven customers now operate the 777-300ER; 10 additional customers will take delivery of their first 777-300ERs through 2014.

The 777-300ER can be distinguished from earlier models by the raked wingtip. Along with the other two variants of the 777 program, the 777-200LR (long range) and the 777F (freighter), the 777-300ER are powered exclusively by the General Electric GE90-115BL engine, the world’s largest and most powerful commercial jet engine, producing 115,300 pounds (512 kn) of thrust. The diameter of each engine is equal to the fuselage of a Boeing 737 aircraft.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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