By Andy Sambidge
Airline president Sir Tim Clark says a further 204 777s are on order with the US plane manufacturer
Emirates Airline has announced that it has received its 100th 777-300ER aircraft from US-based plane manufacturer Boeing.
With this delivery, Dubai-based Emirates will have 142 777s in operation and is the only airline in the world to operate all the 777 variants.
With a current direct backlog of 51 777-300ERs, the 777 also comprises the largest part of Emirates' 213-strong fleet, with more than 108 million passengers having flown in the aircraft.
Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline, said: "The Boeing 777-300ER is one of the most remarkable aircraft ever built, and its combination of efficiency, range and payload is second to none.
"We have 204 more Boeing 777s on order, which supports over 400,000 jobs in the United States of America, including those from various suppliers such as General Electric which provides the GE90 engines that power all of our 777-300ERs," added Clark.
Ray Conner, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said: "We are proud of our long-term relationship with Emirates and for the confidence they have in Boeing's products and services beginning with the 777 and continuing with the 777X in the years to come."
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