The Boeing 777 is one of the largest and most reliable jet passenger aircraft. An absolute distance record was established for passenger aircraft: 21 601 thousand km. Since 1995, they were produced 1100 ind., And yesterday’s catastrophe with the victims the first history exploitation of Triple Seven (not counting the incident during refueling at Denver airport in 2001, in which a ground officer was killed). The crashed Boeing 777-28E (ER) HL7742, serial number 29171, has flown since February 2006 and was powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines. The cost of such an aircraft is $ 258,8 million.
Korean airline Asiana Airlines is one of the best in the world. In the Skytrax ranking, it was the first in 2010 and the third in 2011. Asiana Airlines is one of the six airlines in the world that received a five-star Skytrax rating, it is a member of the Star Alliance passenger airline alliance. In 2009, Air Transport World awarded her the Airline of the Year award. Asiana Airlines owns 69 aircraft, flies to 66 cities of the world in 21 country on 82 routes and in 12 cities of South Korea on 15 routes.