gothamspotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 586 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 8623 times:
Boeing on Friday celebrated completion of its 1,000th 777 twin-engine, wide-body airliner. The 777-300ER will soon be delivered to Emirates as A6-EGO, and bears commemorative "1,000th 777" titles on the rear of the fuselage.
seabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 4706 posts, RR: 4 Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5012 times:
The best part is that the 777 program shows no signs of slowing down.
The 757 reached 1,050. The 767 is at 1,022 and counting, but won't make it too much farther as a civilian airliner. But with the 777X, the 777 is pretty much guaranteed 1,500 and has a very good shot at 2,000.
As a Seattle native who is partial to Boeing I hope the 787 program turns out the same way.
Most gorgeous aircraft: Tu-204-300, 757-200, A330-200, 777-200LR, 787-8
N471WN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1366 posts, RR: 2 Reply 17, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4255 times:
Quoting oksman (Reply 9): I think that PP-VRD (ex-RG) was scrapped, but PP-VRC is still stored somewhere (FRA?), not in service also. That would make 996 in service, or 99,6%.
Only 4 777's have left the world. Two were involved in non-fatal accidents (he British Air and Egypt Air incidents) and two have been scrapped----these were 26917 (8) and 27109 (19) and only 1 777 is in storage at Wallops Island awaitng a new owner and that is 27108 (17)
This is a remarkable achievement in two ways----no aircraft type I know of has hit 1,000 with not one human life lost and to have only 1 aircraft looking for a home is well simply amazing....
kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12166 posts, RR: 35 Reply 18, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4196 times:
Quoting N471WN (Reply 17): This is a remarkable achievement in two ways----no aircraft type I know of has hit 1,000 with not one human life lost and to have only 1 aircraft looking for a home is well simply amazing....
Quite true; a remarkable achievement - and long may it last. There's plenty of life left in the 777 and hopefully, Boeing (and EK!) will be launching the 777-8X/9X later this year.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4210 posts, RR: 36 Reply 19, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3762 times:
Quoting N471WN (Reply 17): This is a remarkable achievement in two ways----no aircraft type I know of has hit 1,000 with not one human life lost
The Embraer 145/135 production line has built about 1140 without a single life lost of passengers and crew. But up to debate is if you have to count that a mid air by a 135BJ made a GOL 737 crash, at the time there were just 970 built.
Speaking of which, this september 2006 crash was the first fatal 737NG crash, at the time there were about 2050 built
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
dairbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 588 posts, RR: 2 Reply 23, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2625 times:
I visited Everett on February 7th and saw on the assembly line during the Boeing tour. It's great to see the 777 program reach this milestone. Although it's an apple to oranges comparison, it's interesting the it took almost 25 years for the 747 to reach 1000 examples but the 777 has done it in less than 18.
I have visited the Everett plant five times now. My first visit was back in May of 1993 and I saw the 1000th 747 being built, 9V-SMU for Singapore Airlines. As an aviation enthusiast, I am happy to have seen the 1000th example of the two great aircraft being built almost 20 years apart.