I wanted to share a couple of pictures of the airplane that took our 777 program to new heights. The first 777 built at the increased production rate of 8.3 per month, or 100 per year, has now been delivered.
The first 777 built at the rate of 8.3 per month has been delivered to Korean Air. Photos by Ed Turner.
The airplane, a 777 Freighter, was delivered to Korean Air. We started building at the new rate back in October when the first airplane parts entered the Everett factory. And I can tell you that the health of the production line has remained strong during the transition.
In the past 32 months, the 777 program has increased rate two times. First from five to seven in 2011— and now going beyond that to an all-time-high rate of 8.3 airplanes per month.
Congratulations to the entire 777 team.