American airframer Boeing and Emirates Airline today celebrated the airlines 150th Boeing 777 delivery. The airline took simultaneous delivery of three 777s – two 777-300ERs and one 777 Freighter which marked the entry of the 150th 777 into Emirates’ fleet. The two 777-300ER’s are registered A6-EPA and A6-EPB while the 777F is A6-EFS.
The delivery marks the first time in 15 years that Boeing has delivered three 777s at one time to a single customer.
Emirates is the world’s largest operator of the 777 and also the only airline ever to operate all six of the 777 variants which includes the 777-200, 777-300, 777-200ER, 777-200LR, 777-300ER and the 777F.
Emirates ordered its first Boeing 777s in 1992 with it’s first delivery in June 1996. The airline’s order book for the 777 continued to grow over the following years including a then record-breaking order for 50 777-300ERs at the 2011 Dubai Airshow and 150 777Xs at the 2013 edition. The airline currently has 46 additional 777-300ERs on order with Boeing.
The airline also took delivery of it’s 66th Airbus A380 today, the aircraft bears the registration A6-EON. Emirates is also the largest A380 operator in the world.
Sir Tim Clark, President, Emirates airline
“We have enjoyed a strong and long-standing relationship with Boeing on the 777 programme. As the world’s largest 777 operator, our multi-billion dollar commitment to the programme continues to support jobs and innovation across the aerospace manufacturing supply chain. The 777s give Emirates the range, reliability, and flexibility to efficiently serve close to 100 destinations on six continents with non-stop flights from our hub in Dubai. We are pleased to mark the delivery of our 150th 777 aircraft, and will continue to work closely with the Boeing team on the next generation 777X for the Emirates fleet.”
Ray Conner, President and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
“This triple delivery to Emirates is an outstanding moment in a partnership that has grown phenomenally over the last three decades, As Emirates takes delivery of its 150th 777, it underlines the remarkable track record of this aircraft, undiminished as the leading long-haul passenger and cargo carrier. We are proud of this relationship and the confidence that Emirates has shown in Boeing airplanes over the years.”
All three Boeing 777-200 aircraft have been retired>