Perfect item or gift for any aviation enthusiast, this Continental Airlines Boeing 777-200 comes with a wingspan of 13" and is 12" in length. The Boeing 777 is a long-range, wide-body, twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Commonly referred to as the Triple Seven, it is the world's largest twinjet and can carry 283 to 368 passengers in a three-class configuration. The 777 was originally conceived as a stretched 767, but Boeing instead adopted an all new design. Distinguishing features include the six wheels on each main landing gear, its circular fuselage cross section, the largest diameter turbofan engines of any aircraft, the pronounced “neck” aft of the cockpit, and the blade-like tail cone.
The 777-200, launched in October 1990, was offered in two versions, the basic 777-200 (initially A-Market) and the increased weight longer range 777-200IGW (Increased Gross Weight, initially B-Market). The IGW has since been redesignated 777-200ER.
The 777-200 first flew on June 12, 1994, with FAA and JAA certification awarded on April 19, 1995. The first customer delivery was to United Airlines in May 1995. The first 777-200 built was used by Boeing's non-destructive testing (NDT) campaign in 1994 and 1995, and provided valuable data for the -200ER and -300 programs.
The 777-200 is available with a maximum take-off weight from 505,000 to 545,000 pounds and range capability between 3,780 and 5,235 nautical miles. As of August 2007, a total of 84 aircraft were in service.
Our Boeing 777-200 Continental scale model may not be the actual aircraft, but it certainly comes close and is fit to be displayed in a museum. Handcrafted with great care, each part undergoes priming and sanding several times before being hand-painted by gifted artists. Every detail, no matter how big or small, is duplicated with great accuracy and protected by a final coat of clear lacquer. The Boeing 777-200 Continental handmade model is meant to be shown off and comes with a handsome mahogany-based chrome stand. The basic 777-200 as launched in October 1990 was offered in two versions. The 777 were originally conceived as a stretched 767, but Boeing instead adopted an all-new design. The 777-200 first flew on June 12 1994.
This premium handcrafted vintage airliner model is constructed from treated Phillipine mahogany wood and comes with a mahogany base for special display. Please Click On Image For A Closer Look!