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29/08/2007
Boeing delivers its Everett facility 3000th wide-body aircraft

On the past 27th August The Boeing Company 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.
J.H. Lee, president and COO, Korean Air, said. -We are honored to receive the 3,000th airplane assembled at the Everett plant. Boeing Everett employees have made high-quality, reliable airplanes that have played a critical role in the success of our airline.-
Currently, more than 80 percent of the airplanes built at the Everett site, approximately 2,610 airplanes, are in service around the world.
According to Boeing information, the delivery of the 3000th plane comes just nine years after the Everett site celebrated its 2,000th delivery, a 747-400 taken by British Airways, meanwhile 1,000th widebody delivery was a 767-300ER.

Source: Boeing





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