No less than three brand new Boeing 777s in one simultaneous delivery, setting the total to no less than 150 Triple Sevens delivered. That was the score for Emirates Airline this week. Emirates is the world’s largest operator of the 777 and also the only airline ever to operate all six of the 777 variants introduced into service by Boeing. The triple delivery marks the first time in 15 years that Boeing has delivered three 777s at one time to a single customer.
Dubai-based Emirates ordered its first Boeing 777s in 1992 with delivery beginning in June 1996. The airline’s order book for the 777 continued to grow over the following years including a then record-breaking order for 50 777-300ERs at the 2011 Dubai Airshow and 150 777Xs at the 2013 edition.