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Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300(ER) arriving at Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport on a striking Saturday afternoon 2019 - Photo by Robson Smith
Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300(ER) arriving at Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) from Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok International Airport (HKG) on a striking Saturday afternoon 2019. The plane pictured, delivered in 2015, is of the 777 family, the first entirely new Boeing model in over a decade when released in the mid nineties. A few years later, in 1998, Cathay became the first launch customer of the 777-300 (derivative of our model), and throughout their relationship, Cathay Pacific has also launched the iconic 747-400 and the 777-200. When first released, the 777 family saw a number of commercial aviation firsts, notably: a "fly by wire" system, allowing it to operate exclusively through "computer mediated controls" - no antiquated analogue dials; a 100% digital design; and a "digitally pre-assembled" manufacturing process - no model mockups whatsoever. What is more, although the 777 family is celebrating its 25th year anniversary in 2019 (since the release of the 777-200 in 1994), the proven plane continues to push boundaries in manufacturing and efficiency, shown in the soon to be released 777X, sporting composite wings and the latest in integrated technologies. Indeed, the success of the 777 has been without peer; with more than 60 customers, over 1600 deliveries, and a whopping 2030 orders to date, this the most popular wide bodied aircraft ever produced; and of eight possible models, the most popular is the 777-300(ER), with over 800 deliveries and shown above proudly arriving in Toronto. Enjoy the image!
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