Boeing Rolls Out 500th Market-Leading 777, Will Break Historical Delivery Record

Thousands of Boeing [NYSE:BA] employees celebrated the ceremonial rollout of the 500th Boeing 777 commercial airplane Friday, Dec. 3. The 777, the fastest-selling twin-aisle airplane ever, will reach 500 airplanes delivered faster than any other twin-aisle airplane in commercial history.

"There is no question the 777 has been and will continue to be an enormous success," said John Quinlivan, vice president and general manager, 747/767/777 programs. "The 777 is the market leader in efficiency, economics, reliability and comfort."

The 500th 777 is scheduled for delivery to International Lease Finance Corp. and operator Air France later this month. Thirty-eight customers have ordered 647 Boeing 777s, outselling its direct competitor by a two-to-one ratio.

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