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Egyptair takes delivery of first 777

Egyptair and leasing company GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) took delivery recently of the first Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) commercial jetliner to join Egyptair?s fleet.

Egyptair operates a fleet of five Boeing 777-200ERs, five 737-500s and 12 737-800s, with another eight 737-800s on order directly from Boeing. The Egyptian flag carrier is leasing the new 777-300ER from GECAS and will take an additional five 777-300ERs on lease through the Q2 of 2011 to continue upgrading its long-haul service. "This delivery is a substantial milestone in the history of Egyptair. We will continue to bring the latest to our customers who deserve the best of everything. This is a continuation of the long term partnership with Boeing," said Hussein Massoud, chairman of EGYPTAIR Holding Company. "The 777-200ER has always been one of the strongest performers in our fleet.?