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Long range Boeing gets green light

The Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner has been certified by U.S. and European authorities to enter into passenger service with airlines around the world. The 777-200LR (Longer Range) is the fifth and
newest member of the market-leading 777 airplane family.
  Certification approval by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) formally recognizes that the
777-200LR has successfully completed all testing and safety requirements
during its six-month flight-test program.
  “The 777-200LR will revolutionize the way people travel with the ability
to connect just about any two cities around the world,” said Lars Andersen,
vice president and program manager, 777 Program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
“The 777-200LR is more fuel efficient, has more range, and carries more
passengers and cargo than the competition.”
  The FAA and EASA certifications grant an amended type certificate for the
777 and a production certificate authorizing Boeing to build the 777-200LR and
deliver it to airlines for passenger service. The first 777-200LR will be
delivered to Pakistan International Airlines later this month.
  “The 777-200LR performed very well throughout its comprehensive flight
test program for certification,” said Bob Buchholz, chief engineer, 777
Safety, Certification and Performance. “In addition, the certification work
will benefit us as we continue to develop the 777 Freighter.”