Boeing Unveils Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner -- Longest Range Commercial Jetliner

Boeing [NYSE: BA] today unveiled the first 777-200LR Worldliner -- the world's longest range commercial airplane - at a celebration attended by more than 5,000 employees, airline representatives, suppliers, and government and community leaders.

Extending the range of the market-leading 777 family by more than 1,500 nautical miles (2,775 kilometers), the 777-200LR ( Longer Range ) allows airlines to service nonstop routes such as New York-Singapore and Los Angeles-Dubai at full passenger capacity and carry revenue cargo. The 777-200LR can carry 301 passengers up to 9,420 nautical miles (17,446 kilometers).

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