Boeing Set to Deliver 1000th 777 Aircraft

By Paul Riegler on 2 March 2012
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The Boeing 777 aircraft, which first entered service in 1995 with launch customer United Airlines, has hit a milestone: the 1000th 777 has been produced.

The aircraft is available in two fuselage lengths with a total of six variants.  The Boeing 777-200LR is the world’s longest-range airliner and currently holds the record for the longest distance flown by a non-stop commercial aircraft.

The 1000th 777 will be delivered to Emirates Airline later this month.  Emirates is the largest 777 operator in the world.

“As the largest 777 customer, it’s very appropriate that Emirates is the recipient of our milestone 1,000th 777,” said Jim Albaugh, president of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, in a written statement.

In the late 1970s, Boeing considered a trijet 7777 to fill the gap between the 767 and the 747 but this plan was abandoned.   In the late 1980s, Boeing stared work on a brand new design and that  aircraft was first offered for sale in 1989.

(Photo: Kevin Koske)

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