Boeing and Emirates Airline are celebrating the delivery of the airline’s 100th 777-300ER (Extended Range), marking a milestone in a partnership that began over two decades ago when the Dubai-based airline ordered its first 777.
With this delivery, Emirates will have 142 777s in operation and is the only airline in the world to operate all the 777 variants. With a current direct backlog of 51 777-300ERs, the 777 also comprises the largest part of Emirates’ 213-strong fleet.
“We have 204 more Boeing 777s on order, which supports over 400,000 jobs in the United States of America, including those from various suppliers such as General Electric which provides the GE90 engines that power all of our 777-300ERs,” said Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline.
At the 2013 Dubai Airshow, Emirates became one of the launch customers for the 777X by committing to 150 airplanes. The order was finalized in July of this year.
Each 777-300ER contains approximately three million components and assemblies, with more than 65 percent purchased through Boeing’s global supply chain. More than 500 companies around the world contribute parts for the 777, with a significant percentage in the United States.