700th Boeing 777 delivered

Last Friday Boeing delivered its 700th Boeing 777 airplane, a 777-300ER (Extended Range), to International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC) and its customer, Cathay Pacific Airways. The 777 Program reached this milestone after 12 years in service. ILFC has ordered 79 Boeing 777s since 1992 and the airplane delivered is its 74th, which makes ILFC the world’s largest 777 customer.
Cathay Pacific now operates 24 777s, with 23 more 777-300ERs scheduled to be delivered. The airplane delivered Friday will join the airline’s fleet of 6 777-300ERs, 12 777-300s, 5 777-200s and 24 747-400s in passenger service.
The airline also currently operates 6 747-400 Freighters, 6 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF) and 7 747-200 Freighters, with 6 747-400ER Freighters and 10 of Boeing’s new 747-8 Freighters on order.
The first 777 went into service in June 1995. To date, Boeing has orders for 1060 777 jetliners, with 55 customers around the world.

700th Boeing 777

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