This week Boeing delivered Emirates' 78th 777,
the airline's 45th 777-300ER (Extended Range).
carrier is now the world's largest operator of the 777 and the
only airline to operate every model type, with an additional nine
777-200s, 12 777-300s, 10 777-200LRs (Longer Range) and two 777
Freighters in its fleet.
Emirates also has an additional
28 Boeing 777s on order, valued at more than $7 billion at current
The airlines' latest 777-300ER is configured for long-haul operations.
"The 777 is
an excellent aircraft in terms of operating economics, and
importantly, the new technologies incorporated within enable us to
fit it out with the latest onboard systems and passenger
amenities," said Tim Clark, president Emirates Airlines. "Emirates
is committed to maintaining a young and modern fleet, which
enhances our passengers' comfort and safety and also makes our
aircraft some of the most environmentally-friendly in the skies."
Emirates received its first Boeing 777 in 1996. The airline
recently completed an upgrade program on all its 777s that
equipped the airplanes with Emirates' ICE
(Information, Communication, Entertainment) system, offering
passengers in every cabin up to 1,000 channels of on-demand
"The 777 is the world's most successful
twin-engine, long-haul airplane and Emirates has contributed
significantly to the 777 program's success, both in becoming the
now largest 777 airline customer and through its continued
feedback on quality step improvements we've made to the airplane,"
said Marty Bentrott, vice president of Sales for the Middle East,
Central and South Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "With
suppliers around the world contributing to and benefitting from
777 production, Emirates' investment toward building the world's
largest Boeing 777 fleet has played a role in maintaining and
strengthening the global aviation manufacturing industry."
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