Eastern Airlines 777-200ER: N771KW (Flaps up and down config.)
EAL currently has five 777s. Three of these are of the -200 variety and all of them are parked. This most recent iteration of Eastern is slowly gaining ground, but growth has certainly been impacted by challenges in the American airline industry concerning a pilot shortage, a decline in travel due to cutbacks in consumer spending, and the overall cost of fuel. While the aircraft sits idle, at least we have an opportunity at getting the former Singapore 777 represented in the scale. The flaps down option indicates the release will be on the sharp new JC mould. I have high hopes for this one.
I think there is plenty here to be excited about if Gemini can execute. I'm most excited about the F-70, the CRJ-700, and the Saab 340. The willingness to take out some old moulds and to focus on small regional jets is great. This is something only Gemini can do. A step away from tubby old moulds and bland liveries is a welcome change. They're cooking in the kitchen now, let's see if what they roll out with is worth the calories.
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