China Airlines took delivery of a brand new 777-300ER from Boeing at Everett, WA. This marked the milestone for the company as its the 10th and last 777-300ER on order.
“The Boeing Company is truly honored to celebrate yet another milestone delivery with China Airlines,” said Boeing President and CEO Ray Conner. “It is fitting that the first co-branded 777 is delivered to China Airlines, especially as Boeing celebrates its centennial this year. The airplane is the perfect symbol of our enduring 50+ years of partnership.” Boeing and China Airlines both share the excitement of this milestone. It is the world’s first co-branded 777-300ER painted in Boeing’s house color, and is the second time that China Airlines in partnership with Boeing since 2004 when the airlines first operate the world’s first and only co-branded 747-400.
“We are delighted to celebrate 100 years of Boeing by working together with Boeing to accomplish the first co-branded livery 777-300ER,” said China Airlines Vice President of Corporate Planning Steve Chang. “This is our 10th 777 from Boeing, and since our first 777 entered into service in 2014, we have been exceedingly satisfied with its outstanding performance which was further affirmed by our happy passengers.”
The 777-300ER is the most successful long haul twin aisle aircraft. Equipped with GE90-115B engines, it has a range of 7825 nautical miles, which China Airlines uses to enhance their long haul European and North American route network.
China Airlines is the largest Taiwanese carrier, maintaining a fleet of 90 aircraft and serving 118 destinations.
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