Number 500

Milestone deliveries are always special. And the one today in Everett was a proud moment for everyone who has ever been associated with the 777 program.

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The 500th 777-300ER goes to Emirates.

We delivered our 500th 777-300ER to Emirates this morning. Ten years after its first delivery, the airplane still remains the market leader and a passenger favorite.

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The 777-300ER is surrounded by employees at its roll-out on November 14, 2002.

Thanks to Emirates and all 37 of our 777-300ER customers around the world for your continued confidence in the airplane.

Comments (10)

P.J. (Almere, The Netherlands):

Congratulations with # 500! Indeed an achievement and a proud moment

Frits van der Haven (Huizen,NH, The Netherlands):

Congrats Boeing.

So Emirates is flying with the 1000th b777 in service and will be flying with the 500th b777-300ER.

Btw I am looking forward to the day that the new B777X will roal out for the first flight.

V V (Montréal, Québec):

This is an aircraft that has been intriguing me since many years. It is basically an anomaly in modern aviation history. Indeed, it has never had any credible contender since its entry into service in 2004. And yes, it was one decade ago.

Initially, I considered the number 500 (of orders) as the magic number at which Boeing would launch its replacement or a major derivative. I was wrong! The 777-9 and 777-8 were launched when the order tally exceeded 700 (seven hundred). I was off by two hundred units.

The total 777-300ER deliveries will exceed 747-400's deliveries. That's why I often think that this incredible twin engined aircraft took over most of 747-400's role.

The interesting thing is that 777-9 might become yet another anomaly.

Thiagarajan K Rengasamy (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia):

Congratulations Boeing for creating a superb airliner!

Robb Crouch (Omaha, Nebraska):

Congratulations on this remarkable achievement with the 777-300ER. It is an amazing aircraft, and I hope each of you feel proud for your involvement with it.

Richard Campbell (Nassau,np,bahamas):

Congratulation to boeing on delevering the 500 777-300er to Emirates airline.that prove just how good this airline is.keep up the good work.

Paulo M (Johannesburg, RSA):

Congratulations!

The 777-300ER is the spiritual successor to the 350-400 seat 747-400 market. It is the premier high-capacity long-haul plane flying today, the top low-risk profit machine out there.

I was sold on that November 2002 rollout scheme, and those curvy blade GE90-115B's!

Norman Garza (Long Beach, CA):

It is not particularly hard to imagine today that now the 777-300ER, the biggest of all the 777s accounts for more than half of all the 777s flying today but this would of been very hard to imagine ten years ago. How would a twin jet this big sell after the less that great sales of the basic 777-300? I think the sales of the 777-300ER was the aircraft sales success story of the last decade and the early part of this as it came for a fuel efficient replacement for the 747-400 and A340-600. In the end the competition could not compete, I did not think Boeing would offer a longer range 777-300, twin jets can only do so much Airbus thought. Compare 97 A340-600s to 721 777-300ERs, more than seven to one in sales. The 777-9 with it's quick sales looks to repeat the success. Well Done.

Eric (Gothenburg, Sweden):

Wonderful. Without a doubt one of the very best (and most beautiful) commercial airliners ever made.

Paulo M (Johannesburg, RSA):

Norman Garza (Long Beach, CA) wrote:

How would a twin jet this big sell after the less that great sales of the basic 777-300?

The -300ER was the very first new Boeing airplane I got to follow on the internet, and industry print media. Just from the certification testing, the expanding capabilities over the course of that year - increasing range - and some of the record-breaking flights the company did -- ~6-hour ETOPS across the Pacific and the MTOW record for a twinjet at Edwards. Mind blowing. That MTOW record became the aircraft's standard. I would have been surprised if it didn't win. Much of the technology deployed on the aircraft, such as tail strike protection, played an active role in expanding its mission envelop. Very fun program to have followed. I think the basic stretch -300 got some people in that, each 777 model outsold its direct competitor. The -300 never had a direct rival.

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