Market Presence. The size of the twin engined -300ER is such that it essentially replaces the B747-200 and indeed offers an alternative to the -400. The twin engine configuration presents the market with previously unimagined power and operating efficiency. The ability to extract ever higher thrust ratings from two engines has played a pivotal role in allowing the B777 to be used on long haul routes where it excels. In terms of the residual values for the existing B777 all the uncertainties have now been removed. The product line is defined, save for the possibility of a stretch to the A350-1000. The efficiency improvements are also a known quantity as is the timing. The residual values of the existing B777 can therefore be accurately calculated.
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