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777-200 and -300 -- Engine Types?

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Are only GE90-*** engines used on the 777-200LR and 777-300ER? What about the 777-200 LR Freighter version? Appreciate info on this, thanks!JS

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Hi,Wikipedia source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_777777 FreighterThe 777 Freighter (777F) is an all-cargo version of the 777-200LR. The 777F is expected to enter service in late 2008.[47] It amalgamates features from the 777-200LR and the 777-300ER, using the -200LR's structural upgrades and 110,000 lbf (489 kN) GE90-110B1 engines, combined with the fuel tanks and undercarriage of the -300ER.With a maximum payload of 103 tons, the 777F's capacity will be similar to the 112 tons of the 747-400F, with a nearly identical payload density. As Boeing's forthcoming 747-8 will offer greater payload than the -400F, Boeing is targeting the 777F as a replacement for older 747F and MD-11F freighters. It was launched on May 23, 2005.The 777F promises improved operating economics compared to existing 100+ ton payload freighters. With the same fuel capacity as the 777-300ER, the 777F will have a range of 4,895 nmi (9,065 km) at maximum payload, although greater range will be possible if less weight is carried. For example, parcel and other carriers which are more concerned with volume than weight will be able to make non-stop trans-Pacific flights.Airbus currently has no comparable aircraft but is developing two models with similar specifications to the 777F. The A330-200F will carry less payload but is a smaller and a cheaper alternative. With a capacity of around 90 tons the proposed A350-900F will be a more capable competitor, although slightly smaller than the 777F. The MD-11F is another comparable aircraft but with less range than the 777F. When the 777F enters service in 2008, it is expected to be the longest-range freighter in the world. The 747-400ERF can carry more cargo and travel farther than the 777F, but the 747-8F replacing it will have less range than the 747-400ERF in the interest of more payload.On November 7, 2006, FedEx Express cancelled its order of ten Airbus A380-800Fs, citing the delays in delivery. FedEx Express said it would buy 15 777Fs instead, with an option to purchase 15 additional 777Fs.[48] FedEx's CEO stated that "[t]he availability and delivery timing of this aircraft, coupled with its attractive payload range and economics, make this choice the best decision for FedEx."[48]Air France-KLM has signed on as the 777F launch customer. The order is for five aircraft with the first delivery in 2008. In May 2008, there were firm orders for 78 777 freighters from 11 airlines.[49]On May 19, 2008, Boeing released a photo of the first 777 Freighter emerging from Boeing's paint hangar in Everett, Washington.[50] On May 21, 2008, the 777F made an official rollout ceremony in Everett, Washington. The first 777F took off on its inaugural flight at 10 AM July 14, 2008 from Paine Field.[51]Boeing site source:Advanced technologyAs the newest 777, the 777 Freighter will build upon the family's extensive use of advanced technologies. As the first all-new digitally designed airplane, the 777 family is the most technologically advanced in the industry.The 777 Freighter will share the family's advanced features: state-of-the-art flight deck, fly-by-wire design and an advanced wing design, including raked wing tips. It will be powered by the world's most powerful commercial jet engine, General Electric's GE90-110B1. The 777 Freighter will meet QC2 noise standards for maximum accessibility to noise-sensitive airports. Cheers.

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