Boeing Delivers Emirates’ 100th 777-300ER
UAE, October 29, 2014 (STAT):- Boeing and Emirates Airline are rejoicing the delivery of the airline's 100th 777-300ER (Extended Range). 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.
Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline commented “The Boeing 777-300ER is one of the most remarkable aircraft ever built, and its combination of efficiency, range and payload is second to none. Our customers are equally excited by the aircraft and its on-board product, and to date over 108 million passengers have flown on an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER."
777-300ER is the most fuel and cost-efficient airplane in its class departing on time 99.5 percent of the time making it the most reliable twin-aisle aircraft in the world. It also has the highest cargo capability of any passenger airplane. Its 330-minutes ETOPS approval allows for more direct flights and decreases cancellations due to conditions at alternate airports.
"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." Clark adds.