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Boeing is an aviation giant known across the world. From its iconic 747 jumbo jet to its workhorse 737 narrow-body aircraft to its new-age "Dreamliner," the company has delivered more than 10,000 aircraft to carriers across the planet. The jetmaker's lineup of commercial passenger jets are flying for carriers on all six inhabited continents.

Boeing still has five major jet models in production for passenger airlines, producing 737s,747s, 767s, 777s and 787s that ultimately are bound for airlines of all stripes and sizes. And two of the carrier's recently discontinued lines — the 717 and 757 — still have a major presence in the fleets of several airlines, especially in the USA.

PHOTOS: The planes made by U.S. jetmaker Boeing

Which airline is the world's biggest operator of Boeing's popular 777 wide-body? Who took delivery of Boeing's final 757? Scroll down for a snapshot look at those seven popular Boeing aircraft lines.

And be sure to check out our photo gallery, which includes seven iconic photos of each aircraft. The gallery kicks off with shots of the now-discontinued 717 and runs through Boeing's other modern models, ending with the company's revolutionary new 787 "Dreamliner" that made its maiden passenger flight in 2011.

Source: Aircraft information comes from Boeing. The aircraft tallies come from Flightglobal's Ascend Online Fleets database and were accurate as of May 7, 2014.

A snapshot of the Boeing's passenger jets that are flying for the world's airlines.

BOEING 717

First delivery: Sept. 23, 1999 (AirTran Airways)

Last delivery: May 23, 2006 (AirTran Airways)

First commercial flight: Oct. 12, 1999 (AirTran Airways)

Typical seating capacity: 106 in a two-class configuration

Range: About 1,430 nautical miles

Number produced: 156

Top customers elsewhere: QantasLink (18), Volotea (15), Blue1 (9)

Top U.S. customers: *Southwest (60), *Delta (28), Hawaiian (18)

* = Southwest inherited its 717s via its acquisition of AirTran. It is not keeping its 717s, with most of them slated to go to Delta.

TODAY IN THE SKY: Now flying for Delta: The Boeing 717

BOEING 737

First delivery: Dec. 28, 1967 (Lufthansa)

First commercial flight: Feb. 10, 1968 (Lufthansa)

Typical seating capacity (737-800): 162 to 189

Range (737-800): About 3,115 nautical miles

Number produced: 8,000+

Top customers elsewhere: Ryanair (297), China Southern (147), Air China (113)

Top U.S. customers: Southwest (616), United (267), American (233)

TODAY IN THE SKY: Milestone: Boeing's 8,000th 737 goes to United Airlines
PHOTOS: Southwest 737s 'Evolve' with cabin upgrades (January 2012)

BOEING 747

First delivery: Dec. 13, 1969

First commercial flight: Jan. 21, 1970 (Pan Am)

Typical seating capacity (747-8 model): 467 in a 3-class configuration

Range: About 8,000 nautical miles

Number produced: 1,400+

Top U.S. customers: United (24), Atlas Air* (24) Delta (16)

Top customers elsewhere: British Airways (48), Korean Air (36), Cathay Pacific (33), Lufthansa (32)

* = cargo carrier

PHOTOS: Boeing rolls out a mean-looking Seahawks 747 jumbo jet
ARCHIVES: Boeing goes long with new 747-8 jet (Feb. 2011)
PHOTOS: Boeing unveils the 747-8 Intercontinental (Feb. 2011)

BOEING 757

First delivery: Dec. 22, 1982 (Eastern)

Last delivery: April 27, 2005 (Shanghai Airlines)

First commercial flight: Jan. 1, 1983 (Eastern)

Typical seating capacity: 200 to about 240, depending on model and layout

Range: About 3,900 nautical miles

Number produced: 1,050

Top U.S. customers: Delta (150), United (125), American (85)

Top customers elsewhere: Icelandair (21), DHL* (21), Condor (13)

* = cargo carrier

BOEING 767

First delivery: Aug. 19, 1982 (United)

First commercial flight: Sept. 8, 1982 (United)

Typical seating capacity (767-300ER): 218 in a typical 3-class layout to 350 in an all-coach layout

Range: About 5,990 nautical miles

Number produced: 1,060+

Top U.S. customers: Delta (95), American (60), UPS* (59), United (51)

Top customers elsewhere: All Nippon Airways (47), Japan Airlines (46), LAN (28), Air Canada (28)

* = cargo carrier

BOEING 777

First delivery: May 15, 1995 (United)

First commercial flight: June 7, 1995 (United)

Typical seating capacity (777-300ER): About 386 in typical 3-class layout

Range: About 9,400 nautical miles

Number produced: About 1,200

Top U.S. customers: United (74), American (59), FedEx* (25), Delta (18)

Top customers elsewhere: Emirates (135), Air France (64), Singapore Airlines (57), British Airways (56), Cathay Pacific (56)

* = cargo carrier

BOEING 787 (DREAMLINER)

First delivery: Sept. 25, 2011 (All Nippon Airways)

First commercial flight: Oct. 26, 2011 (All Nippon Airways)

Typical seating capacity: 240 to 323, depending on model and layout

Range: Between 7,000 and 8,185 nautical miles, depending on model

Number produced: 140+

Top global customer: All Nippon (27), Japan Airlines (15), Qatar Airways (13), Air India (13), China Southern (9)

Top U.S. customer: United (10)

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