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Thai Airways receives 1000th A330/340 family; Emirates is largest Boeing 777 operator – Bangalore Aviation

Thai Airways receives 1000th A330/340 family; Emirates is largest Boeing 777 operator

Two milestones were achieved last week on Thursday July 30th.

In Toulouse, Airbus S.A.S. delivered its 1000th A330/A340 family aircraft an A330-343X. MSN1035 test registration F-WWKS was handed over to Thai Airways International at a special ceremony.

1000th Airbus A330-300 A330-343X Thai Airways MSN1035 HS-TEP F-WWKS Rolls Royce Trent 700 772B-60The aircraft equipped with Rolls Royce Trent 772B-60 engines is registered HS-TEP.

Thai increases its in-service A330/A340 fleet to a total of 25 aircraft, comprising 15 A330-300s, four A340-500s and six A340-600s. The airline also operates a fleet of 17 A300-600Rs on its regional network.

At Seattle, Boeing delivered to Emirates the airline’s 78th 777.

Emirates 78th Boeing 777-300ER A6-ECS Boeing PhotoWith it’s new Boeing 777-300ER registration A6-ECS, Emirates passes Singapore Airlines as the largest Boeing 777 operator in the world, who has 77. The Dubai-based carrier is also the only airline to operate every model type of the 777.

Its current 777 fleet comprises three -200s, six -200ERs, 10 -200LRs, 12 -300s, 45 -300ERs, and two 777 freighters. Emirates received its first 777, a Boeing 777-200, in 1996.

Images courtesy Airbus and Boeing

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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