Here’s something you don’t see every day. In fact, for only the sixth time in history—four different models of the 777 are currently being built inside our factory in Everett. The first time this happened was in 2009. The last time this happened was in 2010.
A rare sight on the 777 factory floor.
We snapped some photos to make sure we captured this rare sight for all of you to see. A 777-300ER for Air France and a 777-200LR for Air Austral are in systems installation. In final body join we have a 777-200ER for ANA. And in final assembly there’s a 777 Freighter for Qatar as well as another 777-300ER— this one for Cathay Pacific.
The flexible production system in our 777 factory makes it possible to work on all four of the models at the same time.
These are indeed exciting times for the 777 team. The countdown is on to this Friday’s big event when we celebrate the 1,000th 777 which is going to Emirates. Check out the beautiful special livery in the photos below. I look forward to the party and we’ll share some of the highlights with you following the event.
The 1000th 777 rolls out of the paint hangar. Matthew Thompson photos.