Largest 777 operator

With the delivery of a new 777-300ER last week, Emirates became the world’s largest operator of 777s.

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The delivery at Paine Field in Everett (top photo) marks Emirates’ 78th 777 overall, and the airline’s 45th -300ER. The Dubai-based carrier also has nine 777-200s, 12 777-300s, 10 777-200LRs and two 777 Freighters in its fleet (bottom photo - courtesy of Emirates). Emirates is the only airline to operate every 777 model.

Comments (6)

P.Sumantri (France):

I still consider the 777-300ER as an "anomaly" in recent aviation industry. Indeed, it's an aircraft that does not have any credible contender today although it was designed in the beginning of this millennium.
This aircraft detains a virtual monopoly in the 300-400 seater market segment until the second half of next decade.

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Chris C (South Africa):

A rather unique photo of the two Emirates 777 Freighters along with 27 LD3s arranged in a 777 format! It's quite amazing to comprehend just how many 777s Emirates' operates. No doubt this airline will be a key contributor to the design and development of the all-new, or radically upgraded, 777 family in the coming years.

Boeing's latest AERO Magazine also has a neat article on the Performance Improvement Package (PIP) for the "Classic" 777-200s, 777-200ERs and 777-300s. Certainly worth the read.

CJ:

Hi, with reference to training.

1) "....the new Boeing 787 draws
closer, Alteon will be offering
the aircraft’s customers
a new and innovative way to
access its training resources.
Customers who buy the
aircraft will be awarded
points which can then be
redeemed on Alteon training
services."

2)"A 15 month ‘beta’ or trial
program has recently been set
up at Alteon’s Brisbane facilities
that will see trainee pilots
trained straight through to
first officer standard without
having to go through the
normal experience and seniority-
based processes currently
in place."

3)Location, location, location

Seriously, reconsider.

Paulo M (Johannesburg, RSA):

What a fantastic engine, aircraft and airline - what a great team.

Cool shot there of the 777 Freighter getting a lot of love in Dubai.

Ted (Mt. Venon, WA):

The 200LR has 7 sales this year for a total of 56 orders. Of the six models it is currently in last place. But, it is quickly closing on the 300 with 60, the 200 with 88, and the F with 71 so far. In the end it may take third behind the 200ER and 300ER.

Norman (Long Beach, California, United States):

Great news for the 777 and its continuing strong strong importance in the airline industry today, so much for those itching and scratching that the 777 is obsolete and needs a replacement as soon as possible to compete head on with the A350, the 777s future is strong with its order books and the potential for improved versions.

Unrelated I flew on 2 767-300s and a 737-800 to and from Maui (OGG) last week.

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