BrandArena: Emirates’ Boeing 777 Fleet Tops 859,000 Flights

Friday 18 September 2015

Emirates’ Boeing 777 Fleet Tops 859,000 Flights

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.

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.

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