2007-09-02 - Boeing 3000 widebodyBoeing delivers 3,000th Everett-built widebody
3000 Großraumflugzeuge aus Everett<br /> On 27 August, Boeing delivered its 3,000th widebody airplane from its Everett, Wash., site.
The airplane was a 777-200ER (Extended Range) model that was delivered to Korean Air. The 3,000 airplanes built and delivered from the Boeing Everett factory include 747, 767 and 777 models. The site is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
Over the years, the 3,000 widebody airplanes assembled at the Everett site have established a strong track record. Combined, the 747, 767 and 777 have completed more than 34.5 million flights through June 2007. They have logged approximately 148 million flight hours or nearly 17,000 years of flight time. The airplanes have flown approximately 71 billion nautical miles (131 billion kilometers), which is the equivalent of flying around the world 3.3 million times. "We can all take great pride in the achievements these airplanes have made and continue to make," Bogue said. "The Boeing 747, 767 and 777 are amazing airplanes with an unparalleled record of reliability, which is illustrated by the number of Boeing widebody airplanes in service today." Currently, more than 80 percent of the airplanes built at the Everett site -- approximately 2,610 airplanes -- are in service around the world.
The 3,000th-delivery milestone comes just nine years after the Everett site celebrated its 2,000th delivery -- a 747-400 taken by British Airways May 15, 1998. The plant's 1,000th widebody delivery was a 767-300ER delivered to Scandinavian Airlines on Aug. 14, 1989.