American Airlines disclosed today it has ordered another Boeing 777-300ER to complement the two 777s it ordered in January.
At list price, the 777-300ER costs $284 million though most customers get discounts. The aircraft, built in Boeing’s Everett plant, has a range of 9,100 miles. In a typical, 3-class configuration, the 777-300ER carries 365 passengers.
The 777 ordered today by American will be delivered in 2013, American said.
The 777 is rapidly replacing Boeing 747s and Airbus A340s on long international routes because of its fuel economy, estimated to be 9 percent better than that of the Airbus plane and 20 better than the larger 747-400.
The 777-300ER, Boeing’s best-selling version of the 777, is powered by two General Electric jet engines, the largest in commercial use with 115,000 pounds of thrust.