Aeroflot's first Boeing 777-300ER arrives back to Paine Field in Everett, WA after being painted in Portland. Image by Bernie Leighton.

Aeroflot’s first Boeing 777-300ER arrives back to Paine Field in Everett, WA on January 2, 2013 after being painted in Portland. Image by Bernie Leighton.

To help modernize their fleet, Aeroflot has already placed an order for 16 Boeing 777-300ERs. Their first 77W recently flew to Portland to get painted and flew back to Paine Field in full Aeroflot livery yesterday.

Russell Hill (@Sabian404) was able to catch the 777 down in Portland (PDX) and Bernie Leighton (@Powertothethird) was at Paine Field (KPAE) to watch it land. I think the aircraft, with the Aeroflot livery, is so beautiful, I had to share the photos.

Aeroflot's first 77W leaving Portland (PDX) after being painted. Photo by Russell Hill.

Aeroflot’s first 77W leaving Portland (PDX) after being painted. Photo by Russell Hill.

Back in June 2011 Vitaly Saveliev, director general of Aeroflot Russian Airlines stated, “The Boeing 777 will strengthen our long-haul capabilities. These airplanes will play a critical role in our network expansion strategy, particularly the international growth opportunities we expect from our joint businesses with SkyTeam partners when servicing the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games and the 2018 Football World Cup.”

Aeroflots's Boeing 777 arrives to PDX on December 14th to be painted. Photo by Russell Hill.

Aeroflots’s Boeing 777 arrives to PDX on December 14th to be painted. Photo by Russell Hill.

Aeroflot is set to configure their 777-300ERs with a total of 402 seats. There will be 30 seats in business set up with a 2-2-2 layout, 48 premium economy configured with 2-4-2 and finally 324 seats in economy with 10-seats abreast as 3-4-3.

BONUS: Aeroflot to show off retro livery on an Airbus A320 in 2013

I am working to try to get actual hi-res computer images of Aeroflot’s interior, but for now I have pulled some screen shots of a video that they posted back in October:

What Aeroflot's Business Class in the Boeing 777-300ER is set to look like. Image from Aeroflot.

What Aeroflot’s Business Class in the Boeing 777-300ER is set to look like. Image from Aeroflot / YouTube.

Premium Economy has noticable additional space vs standard economy. Image from Aeroflot.

Premium Economy has noticeably additional space vs standard economy. Image from Aeroflot / YouTube.

Not as nice as the front of the aircraft, here is Aeroflot's economy section with 10-abreast seating. Image from Aeroflot.

Not as nice as the front of the aircraft, here is Aeroflot’s economy section with 10-abreast seating. Image from Aeroflot / YouTube.

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10 Comments
Glen Towler

The Interior looks awful both business class and economy business class reminds me of that old TV show space 1999. What where they thinking hose things hanging down in first class are they reading lights or microphones ? very odd

From what I have seen, those reading lights have become pretty common. I also find that there is a lot lost with the computer generated interiors vs what they look like in real person.

David

Totally agree. Especially Premium Economy demonstrates poor color choices and arguable design decisions. Looks like train to me. Especially interesting who come up with dirty-orange color? Exterior and interior just don’t match.

Jeff Mueller

I agree with you on the livery, it looks great! I am glad to see Aeroflot is updating their long-haul fleet with the 777.

And soon with the 787 and A350. Although the TU-154 in Aeroflot livery I think will always be my favorite (or maybe the Il-96).

David

Arcanum

I also like the livery, though I think the Aeroflot text could be bigger given the size of the canvas.

I’m not loving the yellow and blue interior colour scheme though, particularly in coach.

superaviationworld

looks so good, great job boeing

Fred Shelton

Great looking plane. As a former employee of Boeing Commercial Electronics, in Irving, Texas till the sale to BAE Systems in 2003, I am Always amazed by the Dedication of Boeing employees, and the pride they take to make the best airplanes in the world. “If It’s Not Boeing, I’m Not Going.

les felicito y muy buenas publicaciones en su sitio, espero me permitan saber mas de ustede ya que me interesa mucho el mundo de la aeronautica por ser miembro en un aeropuerto en mexico pue mx pbc
espero me acepten y saber mas de sus publicaciones
les deseo un buen inico de año 2013

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