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March 3, 2012

Photos: Boeing Celebrates its 1,000th 777 Jet, Soon to be Delivered to Emirates

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Written by: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren
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Crowds gathered around the 1,000th Boeing 777 ever built, which will soon be delivered to Emirates A6-EGO

EVERETT, WASH.: Throngs of Boeing employees and suppliers gathered along with company executives and Emirates brass on Friday to celebrate the completion of the 1,000th Boeing 777 widebody airliner. The 1000th jet, painted in a special commemorative livery, will be delivered to Dubai-based Emirates airlines later this month.

An elaborate celebration marked the impressive milestone, with five thousand employees and guests in attendance on the mammoth factory floor. The airplane reached the four digit mark in sixteen years, averaging just under sixty-thee airframes built per year since the type’s introduction in 1996.

Unsurprisingly Emirates — currently the largest fleet operator of the 777 (102) and the only carrier to operate all six variations of the aircraft made to date — was destined to be the receiving customer of the frame.

“Emirates is honored to be the recipient of Boeing’s 1000th 777 aircraft whose advanced long range capacity has been instrumental in our success of becoming a true global airline”, remarked His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline.

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  • Boeing 777, the most unique aircraft in the sky.
    My name is Larry.Fernando,worked for Smiths aerospace,in UK,as a release Quality Engineer,i did release a large number of  Fuel Gauging Systems and Fuel Computers to Boeing in seattle, as well as to Airlines as spare parts,Emirates is one of my Customers,Iam so pleased to write, once i flew  from Heathrow in UK, to Brisbane in Australia in Emirates boeing 777,very likely, Fuel gauging system, and the fuel computer released by me, Also i was lucky enough to attend the Boeing 777 rollout in 1994,It is great news to read that Emirates received the 1000th Boeing 777, within a very short period, Boeing 777  is  the best aircraft in the sky to keep Global Aviation alive.