First-ever Boeing 777 makes final flight to Pima Air & Space Museum in Arizona


The world’s first Boeing 777 made its final flight to an Arizona museum last week.

The U.S. jetmaker and Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific announced it donated the history-making aircraft to the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson. The jet, registration number B-HNL, made its final flight from Hong Kong to Tucson on Sept. 18.

That aircraft was the same that flew Boeing’s first-ever 777 flight on June 12, 1994. The jet flew as a test airplane for several years before it eventually joined Cathay Pacific’s fleet in 2000. It was retired in May after 18 years of service, the airline said.

CNN reports the plane served 20,519 flights for Cathay, adding up to an incredible 49,687 hours of flying time.

The plane will be permanently displayed at the museum along around 350 other notable aircraft.

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