Boeing 777 Emirates aircraft fleet and evolution from 1996 to date
On September 3 2015, Emirates received 3 Boeing 777 aircraft, 2 Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft and a Boeing 777F for cargo. With this delivery, Emirates reached a triple seven fleet consisting of 150 aircraft (147 in operational service), being the largest aircraft carrier B777, and Boeing celebrates the first triple delivery of B777 to a customer.
It is impressive how Emirates has become the largest operator of widebody aircraft (widebody aircraft - large passenger aircraft with a fuselage diameter over 5 meters), with 147 of Boeing 777 aircraft in operational service (imagination exercise: imagine 150 of B777 planes next to each other), but also an impressive fleet of Airbus A380.
As for the B777 Emirates fleet, we have other interesting information. From 1996, since the receipt of the first B777, the Emirates triple seven fleet has operated 859 000 flights and has accumulated 4 720 000 flight hours. They fly to 98 from destinations on the 6 continents. Currently, the longest flight operated by Emirates with Boeing 777 is Dubai - Orlando (12 480 kilometers / 15 hours and 50 minutes), and the shortest flight is Dubai - Muscat (347 kilometers / under an hour).
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Going beyond these impressive results presented above, we can say that everything translates into money, jobs and business relationships. The orders placed by Emirates for B777 and B777X aircraft reached a contract value of 93 billion. At the same time, it means hundreds of thousands of jobs both in the factories of airplanes and in the airports served by Emirates.