Sunday, 19 August 2012

Malaysia Airlines' Boeing 777

Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, 9M-MRD with the “Freedom of Sky” blue livery. 

Being rated as one of the five star carriers in the world, the Boeing 777s is certainly the aircraft that is influential to Malaysia Airlines in gaining that status. Malaysia Airlines currently operates a total of 17 Boeing 777-200ER aircrafts which was delivered from April 1997 to December 2004. At the moment, Malaysia Airlines has no plans to retire or add any Boeing 777 family aircrafts to the airline’s fleet. The Boeing 777s is currently not involved in Malaysia Airlines latest fleet renewal program. The carrier has now received new Airbus 380-800, Airbus 330-300 and Boeing 737-800 aircrafts which intends to replace the older and aging Boeing 747-400 and Boeing 737-400 aircrafts. In 1997, the carrier’s Boeing 777-200ER aircraft once hold the record for the world's longest non-commercial non-stop flight, flying from Boeing Field in Seattle to Kuala Lumpur, flying eastward and pass over the European and African continents.

Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing 777-200ER, 9M-MRK joined the fleet in July 1999. Here’s a picture of the aircraft at Gate C25 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL). 

List of Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing 777 aircraft:
Type: Variant: Reg. Number C/n Delivery Date Notes:

Boeing 777

9M-MRA 28408 April 1997

9M-MRB 28409 May 1997 Lsf Gecas
9M-MRC 28410 June 1997

9M-MRD 28411 July 1997

9M-MRE 28412 January 1998

9M-MRF 28413 March 1998

9M-MRG 28414 May 1998 Lsf aircastle
9M-MRH 28415 July 1998

9M-MRI 28416 October 1998 Lsf ALAFCO
9M-MRJ 28417 June 1999

9M-MRK 28418 July 1999

9M-MRN 28419 April 2002

9M-MRO 28420 May 2002

9M-MRP 28421 November 2004

9M-MRQ 28422 December 2004

9M-MRL 29065 March 2001 Lsf Sale
April 2001
Lsf Sale

The carrier’s Boeing 777-200ER has a total seating of 282 seats. This includes 35 in Business Class and 247 Economy Class seats. The Business Class seats offers on the aircraft are lie-flat seats and are configured into a 2-3-2 seating position. Seats pitch of 62.0’ and a width of 18.5’. Features and facilities in the aircraft’s Business Class include a light preset 10 minutes massage, an in-seat power outlet for PC and other personal electronic devices, a 10.4-inch touch screen TV, satellite telephone and LED reading light. On the other hand, the aircraft’s Economy Class seats are configured into a 2-5-2 seating which is different from most major airlines. These seats offer adjustable reclining positions, footrest, lumbar support, headrest and retractable armrest. A 6.5-inch in-seat personal TV, individual overhead reading light and a coat hook is available at each seat. 34.0’pitch and 17.0’ wide is one of the widest Economy Class among all international airlines.

Photos of Malaysia Airlines’ Business Class and Economy Class seats.  (Source: Malaysia Airlines)

Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing 777-200ER Seating Plan

Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing 777-200 is powered by two Rolls Royce Trent 892 engines. The aircraft has a wing span of 60.93m, height of 18,76m and a length of 63.73m. It is able to fly up to 12,779km with a speed of up to 897km/h. Malaysia Airlines’ 777 aircrafts are the slightly older version of the 777 family. Most major airlines across the world use the highly-advanced Boeing 777-300ER, which is the best-selling jet among the Boeing 777 family.

9M-MRQ joins the airline in December 2004. A picture of the aircraft departs from Istanbul-Ataturk Airport (IST) on a flight back to Kuala Lumpur (KUL). 

The carrier’s Boeing 777 aircrafts are performing medium and long-haul flights for the airline. The longest route being flown by a MH’s Boeing 777-200ER aircraft is the Kuala Lumpur-Los Angeles via Tokyo (Narita) route. The airlines’ Boeing 777 is visible in most major airports across the world like Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Beijing, Tokyo-Narita and Paris.

Destinations served by Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing 777-200:
London (25 Nov 2012), Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Istanbul, New Dehli, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Tokyo-Narita, Beijing, Shanghai-Pudong, Auckland, Denpasar-Bali (28 October 2012)

9M-MRA, the oldest Boeing 777-200ER in Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing 777 fleet. The aircraft arrived at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) after a long transpacific flight. 

(The Editor)


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