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.
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.
With 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