Boeing Cites 777th 777’s Significance

SEATTLE — Say this seven times fast: Boeing has delivered its 777th 777.

The aerospace company on Friday turned over the new 777-300ER jetliner to longtime customer Air France, which operates one of the larger fleets of the widebody twinjet in the world.

So far, Boeing Co. says, 56 customers have ordered more than 1,100 777s. Boeing launched the airplane program in 1990, with the first plane entering service in June 1995.

Air France has taken delivery of 40 777s out of 59 it has ordered.