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1000th Boeing 777 - Construction To Start Shortly  
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 14519 times:

The lucky Airline? Emirates!!

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/boe...of-parts-for-1000th-777-2011-12-15

Congratulations to Boeing on reaching such a milestone 



PS: I'm hoping for a special livery  cloudnine 

[Edited 2011-12-23 14:32:05]


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User currently offlineGBLKD From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2011, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 14441 times:

#1000 about to be built, in service since 1995 with not one fatality and only one hull loss.

Remarkable aeroplane, congrats to Boeing!


User currently offlinejoffie From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 806 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 14418 times:

I thought 2 hull losses? Was there an Edjypt one that caught fire?

User currently offlineairportugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3568 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 14403 times:

That's an awesome milestone! Fantastic  


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User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 14364 times:

Just brilliant news! A massive congratulations to Boeing, here's to another 1000 more!

Quoting BMIFlyer (Thread starter):
PS: I'm hoping for a special livery cloudnine

Yes same here, I wonder if they will also do something similar on the tail like they did to the 6000th 737 which flies for DY?


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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 14063 times:

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 4):
Yes same here, I wonder if they will also do something similar on the tail like they did to the 6000th 737 which flies for DY?

Yes!

Hopefully whatever is done will be better than this effort by the Emirates group.....


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24669 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 13966 times:

Quoting joffie (Reply 2):
I thought 2 hull losses? Was there an Egyptair one that caught fire?

Yes, this 777-200ER was written off after a cockpit fire at CAI last July.
http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20110729-0



User currently offlinedumbell2424 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 914 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 13676 times:
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Quoting joffie (Reply 2):
I thought 2 hull losses? Was there an Edjypt one that caught fire?

You are correct. Along with a BA bird.

http://aviation-safety.net/database/...107%&cat=%1&sorteer=datekey&page=1


User currently offlinerjm777ual From UK - England, joined Nov 2011, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 13671 times:

Of course it's emirates, the largest 777 operator in the world.  


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User currently offlinecarbon787 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 13441 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!


User currently onlineneutronstar73 From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 13367 times:

Congrats to Boeing for a remarkable achievement and a wonderful aircraft. It's hard to believe they've built 1000 of them already.

And even more remarkable is its safety record. (Knock on wood) it has not had a single fatality, and only 2 hull losses. That's a tribute to solid design and engineering.

Although I'd rather be lucky than good any day of the week!


User currently onlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4295 posts, RR: 36
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 11797 times:

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.



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User currently offlineHB-IWC From Greece, joined Sep 2000, 4496 posts, RR: 72
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 11647 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.


User currently offline817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2175 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 11567 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.


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User currently onlinegarpd From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2604 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 10633 times:

Remarkable for a plane some big people refused to believe would sell against the A340 or 747.

Well done Boeing.



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User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2855 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 9346 times:
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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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User currently onlinegarpd From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2604 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 9325 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!



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User currently offlineTJCAB From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 9306 times:

Quoting garpd (Reply 14):
Remarkable for a plane some big people refused to believe would sell against the A340 or 747.

indeed! I am curious now. could you give some insight?


User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2592 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 9152 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.


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30437 posts, RR: 84
Reply 19, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8747 times:
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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.


User currently offlineemalad From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8593 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?

User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2855 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8501 times:
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I'm dying to stand in an engine with my picture taken! (off of course)

I remember a video of dozens of dead turkeys being tossed together into the giant maul of the engine as part of it's testing. They went in whole and came out the back as a fast puff of smoke!

Do we think she will reach 2000? How many 777's are on the order books?



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30437 posts, RR: 84
Reply 22, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8272 times:
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Quoting VC10er (Reply 21):
Do we think she will reach 2000?

I am quite confident she will.



Quoting VC10er (Reply 21):
How many 777's are on the order books?

At least 1361.


User currently onlineneutronstar73 From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7558 times:

Quoting VC10er (Reply 21):

I have no doubt the 777 family will reach 2000 aircraft. A great design right out of the box.


User currently offlinekiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8526 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7460 times:
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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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25 JHCRJ700 : My first 777 was a Continental example between EWR and LHR. I also couldn't get over the size of the GE90. Must have stood at the window for a good 1
26 Hamlet69 : What I find truly remarkable is the success of the 777LR family. When one considers the doubt and mini-uproar the single engine decision caused, the f
27 QFA380SYD : How many have been Decommissioned? Very good for Boeing with the 7th thousand 737 ever. It seems most Type of Boeing Aircraft get over 1 thousand Airf
28 FlyboyOz : My first 77W was Singapore Airlines that flew from FRA to SIN. I was so excited to fly on a B77W cos it has a brand new seats and inflight meals. That
29 Post contains images Viscount724 : Apart from the BA and MS 777-200ERs written off following accidents, I believe the following two early 777-200s (non-ER) have been scrapped, or were
30 DocLightning : There will need to be a 777-8/9 program, then. The 777 is a lady in her prime. She has changed a lot in the last 17 years since she was introduced, b
31 ER757 : I was fortunate enough to be able to attend an employee and customer open house at UA/SEA shortly after they took delivery of the first airplane and
32 Post contains images mgmacius : Mine first flight on 777 was from Singapore to Melbourne - I just got there on BA 747 and was extremely exhausted after more than two days of travel.
33 Post contains links Daysleeper : I’ve always had a soft spot for the 777, and would go so far as saying for me at least; it’s the best model Boeing has ever produced. When you tak
34 FlyboyOz : Emirates did keep asking Boeing to improve on B777 performance - maybe 777NG.
35 Stitch : Boeing feels confident enough in the sales of the family to push production to 100 units a year, even with a weak 2010 and 2008 order book (and an aby
36 n471wn : Only two have-----#26917 (8) and #27109 (19) This is another remarkable achievement.......
37 The777Man : Amazing achievement by Boeing and to reach it so quickly compared to the 747 and 767 programs! Also keep in mind that the 777 was on time with first d
38 geedo : They ferry these aircraft here to PDX from PAE for painting. I can't wait to see it, both before and after it's new coat!
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