carbon787 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14136 times:
Excellent!...thats 62 frames on average per year...give or take
Well done Boeing, thats quite a milestone. The way the 777 is going at the moment and into the foreseeable future, the next 1000 will probably take less time!
HB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4527 posts, RR: 71
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 12342 times:
Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 11): As I read that it will be the 102nd 777 for EK, I figured out that it must be A6-EGP cn 35599
That should be about right. EK currently has 97 in the fleet with A6-EGK (ln 981) the last one delivered. Number 98 is coming up as A6-EGL (ln 985), so A6-EGP should be number 102 for EK unless an freighter version comes in between.
817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2826 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 12262 times:
Another great achievement by Boeing . IMO, I think Emirates is the best choice to receive this particular aircraft, they have the most on order and have operated every version of the 777 if I remember correctly.
VC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 3071 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 10041 times:
I recall my first flight on United soon after they got the first one. I vividly remember taking it from EWR to LHR and when I got to the T1 satellite and looked at it parked at the gate- her nose FILLED the window! And then walked over to see the engine and I could not believe my eyes! Does anyone else recall seeing that engine for the first time? I was speechless and awed by it's size.
Boeing deserves a huge round of applause and Emirates truly deserves this special bird!
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garpd From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2781 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 10020 times:
Quoting VC10er (Reply 15): Does anyone else recall seeing that engine for the first time? I was speechless and awed by it's size.
Flew my first 777 in August this year. Yes, I saw the ramp rats walking around and beside the engines and was awed by their size. Know the specs of a plane on paper and actually seeing it are two different things!
CXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2731 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 9847 times:
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Congratulations to Boeing and the 777 family for this amazing milestone. I can't wait to see this rolled out. I wonder if there will be a ceremony, like on the delivery of the 1000th 767 to ANA not too long ago.
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31814 posts, RR: 85
Reply 19, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 9442 times:
Quoting VC10er (Reply 15): Does anyone else recall seeing that engine for the first time?
When I joined Boeing we were given a tour of the PAE factory and I remember walking by a Trent 800 in her crate and marveling at just how....immense...it was. And walking under the 77E the engines were destined for was astounding.
emalad From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 9288 times:
I flew on my first 777 between KUL and ADL with MH. Was amazed at how much power there was when we took off and the sound of the engine was amazing!!!!! Only been on 2 777 9M-MRG and 9M-MRA. Wasn't 9M-MRA the 777 that did the longest flight?
kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8671 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 8155 times:
Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 11): As I read that it will be the 102nd 777 for EK, I figured out that it must be A6-EGP cn 35599. Can anyone confirm that?
The first flight should already be in early february.
Amazing that a carrier which only operated it's first ever flight less than 10 years before the 777 entered service is now not only the biggest 777 operator, but will operate over 10% of the worldwide 777 fleet. I know EK raise lots of strong feelings one way or another ( I came away from my first experience with them distinctly underwhelmed) but regardless of whether you love them or hate them (or just think that they are overrated) there is no denying that what they have achieved in a little over 26 years is amazing.
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