Next Media: Malaysia Airlines' Boeing 777, a jet with an exemplary safety record

  • 6 years ago
Most passenger jets in modern fleets were made by America's Boeing Corporation or Europe's Airbus consortium, and the Boeing 777 is a major workhorse of the skies. The Boeing 777 is a twin-engine jet airliner that can seat from 300 to 450 passengers. The plane has a range of some 5000 to 9000 kilometres and uses "fly-by-wire" state of the art computer technology. Boeing first introduced the jet into commercial service in 1995 and today over 1000 of the planes are in service. The planes have an envious safety record. — Reuters