Ethiopian Airlines takes delivery of first 777, Boeing’s 900th 777

Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa) on November 17, 2010 accepted Boeing 777-260 LR (Long Range) ET-ANN (msn 40770), its first Triple Seven.

This was also the 900th 777 airplane delivered by Boeing. The airplane is the first of five 777s the airline ordered in 2009.

The carrier will use the 777-200 LRs on new, nonstop service to and from Washington (Dulles) to Addis Ababa and new long-haul, nonstop routes like Beijing.

The 777 program reached the 900-airplane milestone faster than any other twin-aisle airplane in history. The 777’s performance and passenger-preferred interior have made it the world’s most popular twin-engine long-haul commercial jetliner, with 1,165 orders from 61 customers.