Boeing Commerical Airplanes has delivered its 500th 787 Dreamliner, a 787-8 to Avianca on Dec. 22, 2016. This marks yet another big milestone in the history of the Dreamliner program.
“Achieving 500 deliveries – the fastest to 500 for twin aisles – is a great accomplishment, made possible by the hard work and dedicaiton of our employees and global suppliers,” said Mark Jenks, VP and GM, 787 program, Boeing Co.
According to Boeing, the 787 Dreamliner fleet has grown to include 48 operators worldwide, flying a combined 696,000 flights, while carrying 133 million passengers over a total of 1.7 billion miles.
The Dreamliner family has customers opening more than 120 new nonstop routes worldwide while currently flying more than 530 routes.