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Emirates’ Boeing 777 Fleet Tops 859,000 Flights..!

Emirates’ Boeing 777 Fleet Tops 859,000 Flights..!

DUBAI, U.A.E, 17 September, 2015 – Emirates, the world’s largest operator of the U.S. -built Boeing 777, celebrated the fleet completing over 859,000 flights while logging over 4,720,000 flight hours since its first delivery in 1996. On 3 September, the airline and Boeing marked the 150th Emirates 777 delivery milestone, with a triple delivery of two Boeing 777-300ERs and one Boeing 777 Freighter.

Emirates’ 147-strong Boeing 777 fleet criss-crosses the globe, currently serving 98 destinations on six continents. These staggering operating milestones underscores Emirates’ long-term commitment to the Boeing 777 program and its contribution to aerospace manufacturing and related jobs in the U.S.

“Emirates’ approach to global air travel has created substantial additional demand for U.S.-made aircraft and engines, and benefited millions of travellers,” said Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline. “The Boeing 777 makes up the majority of our fleet, and gives us the range and flexibility to provide non-stop services to almost any city within a 16 hour flying range of our hub in Dubai. Our orders for these efficient jets have come on the back of our steady growth in the U.S. and globally. We are proud to connect U.S. cities to tourism and trade opportunities in destinations across Asia, Africa and the Middle East which were previously underserved by direct air transport links. It’s clearly a win-win situation when our investments in U.S.-made technology together with our global operations, help to support U.S. jobs and strengthen American prosperity.”

  • Supporting American Jobs Through Committed Investments in Boeing Aircraft

Emirates’ multi-billion dollar investment in the Boeing 777 program over the past 19 years, with committed deliveries for the next decade, continue to support jobs and innovation in the US aerospace manufacturing supply chain. Including its record-setting order in November 2013 for 150 GE-powered Boeing 777Xs, Emirates currently has an order book of 196 Boeing 777s valued at US$93 billion at list prices.

The US Department of Commerce estimates that 5,359 U.S. jobs are created for every one billion dollars in value of U.S. export goods. On this basis, Emirates’ bulk order of the Boeing 777s alone supports over 400,000 new American jobs.

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Emirates’ support for innovations in aircraft technology and commitment to bulk purchases of new aircraft models have given Boeing the market certainty it needed to make these world-shrinking technological advances such as ultra-long range aircraft like the Boeing 777-200LR and 777-300ER which are capable of flying non-stop for sixteen hours.

  • Emirates Supports Nearly 4,000 U.S. Jobs Per Daily Round Trip Service

With its launch of daily services to Orlando, Florida on 1 September, Emirates now serves 10 U.S. gateways, providing international connections for business and leisure travellers into these airports and their surrounding regions/economies.  In an analysis by aviation experts Campbell-Hill Aviation Group, it has been demonstrated that Emirates supports 3,975 U.S. jobs with each of its U.S. daily flights, and the employees holding these jobs earn $161 million per year 1.

  • Emirates and Boeing To Bring $100 Million and 1,500 Jobs to Florida

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority has noted that Emirates’ new daily Orlando-Dubai non-stop flight, using the Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, will generate more than $100 million in new annual economic activity and support nearly 1,500 jobs.

Furthermore, Emirates’ operations bring an estimated total of $2.9 billion in economic value to New York, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago and Orlando airports and surrounding areas according to economic impact studies from these respective airports and regions.

  • Boosting U.S. Exports

Emirates also helps support the U.S. export market, with its growing network connecting more of the USA to key markets in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. During Emirates’ most recently completed fiscal year (April 1, 2014 to March 31 2015), Emirates carried 120,320 tonnes of cargo from the U.S. to different parts of the world. As of May 2015, Emirates had already transported more than 27,900 tonnes of cargo.  Emirates’ Boeing 777 fleet has been instrumental in helping to transport this cargo, not only through its belly-hold capacity on passenger flights, but also via dedicated freighter services. The airline’s all-Boeing freighter fleet comprises thirteen Boeing 777Fs and two Boeing 747Fs.

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Learn More about Emirates and Boeing To learn more about Emirates’ Boeing 777 program and our investment in the U.S. economy, please visit, www.emirates.com/777

  • Emirates and the U.S.

Founded in 1985, Emirates is a global connector of people, places and economies. Based in Dubai, the airline’s global network serves 147 destinations in 79 countries across six continents. Its luxurious amenities, regionally inspired gourmet cuisine, award-winning in-flight entertainment system – ice – and unmatched hospitality provided by its iconic multilingual Cabin Crew have made Emirates one of the world’s most recognized airline brands.

Emirates has carried more than 11 million passengers on U.S. flights since launching services to New York in 2004. The airline currently serves 10 U.S. gateways – Orlando (MCO), Chicago (ORD), Boston (BOS), San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), Seattle (SEA), Dallas (DFW), Houston (IAH), Washington (IAD) and New York (JFK), as well as operating a trans-Atlantic route between JFK and Milan and a freighter service to Atlanta. Emirates SkyCargo transports up to 650 tons of U.S. exports each week – including auto parts from New York, apples and cherries from Seattle, and oil and gas equipment from Houston – stimulating trade and opening new markets for American businesses across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

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Boeing 777-9 Begins Certification Flight Testing with FAA Onboard

Boeing 777-9 Begins Certification Flight Testing with FAA Onboard

The 777-9 has commenced certification flight testing at Boeing Field in Seattle. This is a crucial step under the supervision of our regulator to certify the airplane and deliver it to customers worldwide.

Amidst Boeing’s current challenges, the B777X stands out as a project that could revitalize the brand. It is highly anticipated, and Boeing is keen to clear FAA certifications to release it as soon as possible.

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The aircraft is two years behind its initial commitment date. During this time, the company has rigorously tested it under various conditions to ensure its readiness for commercial service.

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Boeing has announced that the 777X will be used for both passenger and freighter services, depending on customer requirements.

Boeing’s 777X program has achieved a major milestone with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granting approval to begin certification flight tests, marking a significant step towards the aircraft’s entry into commercial service.

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The European Union granted approval for this merger in February, and Korean Air anticipates U.S. regulatory approval by the end of October.

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Following Airbus’ breakthrough with Korean Air, Reuters reported in April that Korean Air was considering a new Boeing order focused on the 777X, an advanced version of the 777 mini-jumbo.

Boeing 777-9 First certification

The first certification flight test of the 777-9 took place on Friday evening, with FAA personnel onboard alongside Boeing’s pilots and flight test team.

According to The Seattle Times, the aircraft departed from Boeing Field shortly after 6 p.m. and landed nearly two hours later after flying along the Washington and Oregon coast.

The 777X, an upgraded version of the successful 777 twinjet, features new engines and carbon composite wings with folding wingtips to accommodate standard airport gates.

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The first variant, the 777-9X, is designed to carry 426 passengers in a two-class configuration for long-haul international flights.

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Boeing B777x total orders

Boeing has secured 481 orders for the aircraft, with Emirates being the largest customer, having ordered over 200 units. The planemaker has already built and stored 22 777X jets, with an additional six in various stages of assembly in Everett, Washington.

Boeing is close to finalizing a significant deal to sell approximately two dozen 777X jets to Korean Air, with an estimated value ranging from $4 billion to $6 billion, as reported by Reuters.

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Industry sources suggest that the agreement could be concluded as early as the Farnborough Airshow in July. Korean Air, South Korea’s largest airline, has been in discussions about returning to Boeing for its long-haul aircraft needs.

The Boeing 777X vs A350 is one of the most popular comparisons among aircraft as of now. The Airbus A350 has been operating for more than eight years, and its promising performance helps airlines in terms of efficiency and customer satisfaction, particularly in noise and vibrations.

The next generation Boeing 777X can fulfill the same requirements, with 777x first delivery given to Emirates Airlines, the launch customer for this aircraft. It remains to be seen how the Boeing 777X vs Airbus A350 will compete against each other in the future.

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