Question about 777!

Question - is there a 777-300 without the ER?
or is there just the 777-300ER. Thanks!
(not related to IF)

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Yes, there was a 777-300 that was manufactured.

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without the ER?

Maybe when it first came out. I think ER is when they updated it. ER stands for Extended Range.

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Yes, without the ER. There’s a 777-300 (about 60 were manufactured, 48 in service) and a 777-300ER (with over 780 in service).

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Who operates this aircraft?

Looks like Cathay Pacific was the launch operator, with numerous others operating.

I would check out this article/website.

https://www.planespotters.net/operators/Boeing/777/777-300

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Thanks dude!

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Hey, yeah there is one without the ER. It has a shorter range, similar fuselage but RR engines I believe.

Emirates operates or used to operate them as well. One was involved in this incident back in 2016. They do look pretty weird with the small engines.

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All Nippon Airways operates 773’s, seems like they have 7 of them. They’re operated on domestic flights, and only have economy class and premium economy class seats. I’ve flown on it multiple times, on a flight between Tokyo Haneda and Sapporo New Chitose.

The 773’s operated by ANA have PW4000 engines. Love it when they spool up before take off. It soothes my ears.

ATM, Cathay Pacific and ANA are the only major carriers operating it. There are also some carriers in South America I believe, that nobody has heard of

BA and AF never did operate the 773. The main operators of the type were CX, SQ, JA, NH and KE. They operated a bit like the 74D, where it focused more on high density, low range routes that are more commonly found in Asia.

I have taken quite a number of flights on the 773 before and I somehow prefer it to the 77W.

planespotters.net does not differentiate the 773 from the 77W

You’ll have to dig through all 16 pages in the Planespotters link to find the non-ER versions of the 777-300s.

The Wiki has everything laid out, though it may not be 100% accurate.

Current 777-300 operators are Air Peace, Alexandria Airways, All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Rossiya, Singapore Airlines, and Thai Airways.

Using this, you can use the Planespotters link to verify the info from the Wiki.

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Lots of the odd operators like Air Peace and Rossiya are actually operating ex-Singapore Airlines 773. The more you know!

The 777-300 is a very popular workhorse. Emirates has retired all 12 of their fleet but others continue to operate decades old. Back in the 90’s the B773 was used to carry more passengers medium to long haul distances compared to the 777-200/200ER. In Japan and other countries these even work great short haul domestic. Majority are used for short hauls these days but some are still flying long distances and well before COVID-19 I’m pretty sure Singapore Airlines still sent them to Melbourne and Sydney. They’re getting old but hopefully they’ll be utilised further more in most major fleets but also great to see other operators utilising them. Great choice.

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Some of the most noticeable differences between the two variants is that the -300 does not have raked wingtips and can come with a Rolls Royce engine option. Meanwhile, the -300ER has a longer range, larger engines (GE-90 115Bs), raked wingtips, and added structural support on the chassis. I haven’t seen a 777-300 in real life yet, as the 777-300ER is the more recognized aircraft variant.