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Boeing delivers 50th 777-300ER to Hong Kong airline

Cathay Pacific received its 50th Boeing 777-300ER.
Cathay Pacific received its 50th Boeing 777-300ER. Courtesy of Boeing

One of the world’s heaviest users of the Boeing 777 widebody jet has taken delivery of its 50th 777-300ER.

With the delivery, Cathay Pacific will have 67 777 aircraft in its fleet, including 12 777-300s and five 777-200s.

Cathay Pacific is expected to take delivery of three more 777-300ERs in 2015.

The Hong Kong-based passenger airline founded in 1946 by American Roy C. Farrell and Australian Sydney H. de Kantzow also is a launch customer for the 777X.

It has ordered 21 777-9X airplanes.

Spirit AeroSystems manufactures parts of the 777, including its foreward fuselage.

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