What a decade!

10 years ago today, we delivered our first 777-300ER. Since that day when Air France took home the airplane, another 474 have been delivered to customers around the globe.

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The first delivery of the 777-300ER. April 29, 2004.

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The -300ER accounts for more than half of all 777 orders, and is a favorite among airlines and the flying public. It remains the undisputed market leader with the highest reliability (99.5%) and lowest operating cost per seat of any aircraft flying today.

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The 777-300ER in flight.

Obviously, the 777-300ER will play a key role in our transition to the 777X. ANA’s commitment last month to buy both the 777-9X and additional 777-300ERs shows the value these airplanes bring to the market. It’s also part of our strategy to pair orders whenever it meets our customers’ needs.

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The passenger experience on board the 777-300ER always gets high marks.

With a firm backlog of nearly 250 777-300ERs, continued strong customer demand and airplane availability this decade, this airplane is still the perfect choice for many airlines. What a decade!

To mark the 10 year milestone, 777 employees said ‘Happy Birthday’ to the airplane in many different languages. Check out the video below.

Comments (7)

Denny (Portland, OR):

This will always be one of my favorites. I can only hope the 777-X is even better. Great video and a nice way to feature all those who had a hand in building this aircraft.

Paulo M (Johannesburg, South Africa):

The 777-300ER really is an incredible machine - the combination of payload capability (passenger & cargo), range, efficiency, reliability, route deployment flexibility and operating costs really sets the 777-300ER apart from the competition.

I always saw it as the ultimate expression of Boeing's point-2-point (p2p) strategy - the number one ETOPs plane flying today.

I also always saw it as the spiritual successor for the Boeing Company's 350-400 seat market offering - a market dominated, and served with distinction, by the 747 since 1970, in more recent times by the 747-400.

The -300ER is a wonderful plane, truly remarkable development phase - during flight test watching it push beyond the company's expectations, and then outselling the competition 15-1 at an airshow in 2005. Again, the ultimate plane to build in 2002 to say to the world: "we're still in this game, we're in it for the long-haul." Props

Gilles Compagnion (Paris):

Time is runing, already 10 years! For this best airplane in its class.
I had the chance to be part of this first one, it was an exciting time.
And after 24 delivered, it was still each time a pleasure to take a new one... And lot of "souvenirs".
Congratulations to Boeing, to Air France!

Adolfo A. Pedregosa (Hong Kong):

I had been working on B777s since 1996. And you can see a Filipino working on one anywhere in the world. Maligayang Kaarawan.

V V (Montreal, Quebec):

The 777-300ER has never had any credible contender during the last ten years and perhaps the situation will last for another five years.

That's a total of fifteen years without any competition.

hC:

The 777 is a magnificent airplane, and I've always enjoyed flying on them for long haul transoceanic travel. It is truly a success story for Boeing and for the airlines that fly them.

Norman Garza (Long Beach, CA):

I have only seen a few planes that has sold more much less the
epic sales of the largest twin engined aircraft in the sky. The Boeing 777-300ER has been and continues to be a game changer in the field of large airliners.

It is a plane that has been delivered at the right place and at the right time. It came in just in time to replace older 747-400s, see the expansion of national air carriers and out compete and often replace the A340-600.

Without a doubt even with it's back orders left and new orders coming, the new 777X is poised to continue on the success of the 77W.

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