It is quite certain that Bill Boeing was not thinking of the 777-200LR when he declared in 1929 that his namesake company's goal was "to let no new improvement in flying and flying equipment pass us." But 76 years later, the emergence of the newest variant of the successful 777 family certainly represents a triumph of aerospace technology and an improvement in "flying equipment." The derivative has had an extended development period. EVA Air placed the first order for three in June 2000 ...

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