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Total Sales - 747 Vs 777  
User currently offlineOldAeroGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3539 posts, RR: 67
Posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3560 times:

With Boeing's order announcement today, total sales for these two ariplanes are:

747 - 1519

777 - 1302

The gap continues to close. The 777 sales story is even more impressive when you consider the first 747 sale was in 1966 (45 years ago) vs 1990 for the 777 (21 years ago).

Any speculation on when the 777 will catch up? I think it will be in 2014.


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User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31096 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3525 times:
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Boeing seems to be looking at around 100 sales a year for the 777, so 2014 sounds reasonable to me, as well.

User currently offlineExtra300 From Sweden, joined Sep 2011, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3508 times:

Quoting OldAeroGuy (Thread starter):
Any speculation on when the 777 will catch up? I think it will be in 2014.

2014 is plausible. If 777 sales continues in 2011 pace, it could happen already in 2013!


User currently offlineWarpSpeed From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 594 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3376 times:

DAE certainly helped close the gap by switching 747-8F's for 777-F's.


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25626 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Quoting OldAeroGuy (Thread starter):
The 777 sales story is even more impressive when you consider the first 747 sale was in 1966 (45 years ago) vs 1990 for the 777 (21 years ago).

Don't forget that the global air travel market has grown many times over since the early days of the 747.


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