Boeing says the 777X could begin passenger service as early as next year. So far it has orders from eight airlines, including British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Lufthansa and Singapore.
About the 777X. The first flight was conducted by N779XW, a 777-9 variant.Boeing will build two versions, the 777-8 and 777-9. The larger 777-9 is designed to accommodate up to 426 passengers in a two-class configuration with a range of 13,500 km (7,285 nmi).
The General Electric GE9X is a high-bypass turbofan developed by GE Aviation for the Boeing 777X.It first ran on ground in April 2016 and first flew on March 13, 2018; it powered the 777-9's maiden flight in early 2020. Derived from the General Electric GE90 with a larger fan, advanced materials like CMCs, higher bypass ratio and compression ratios, it should improve fuel efficiency by 10%.The driving force behind the 777X is Emirates President Sir Tim Clark, whose airline is the lead buyer with an order for 150. Sir Tim describes the 777X as “an absolute peach”. Key to his enthusiasm is the aircraft’s economics and greater space — it is 20 per cent more efficient per seat than the industry’s long-time benchmark the 777-300ER and its cabin is wider with bigger windows.All the latest breaking news on Boeing 777X. Browse The Independent’s complete collection of articles and commentary on Boeing 777X.
The Boeing 777 is a wide-body airliner developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes, commonly referred to as the Triple Seven. The 777 was designed to bridge the gap between Boeing's 767 and 747, and to replace older DC-10s or L-1011s.Developed in consultation with eight major airlines, with a first meeting in January 1990, the program was launched on October 14, 1990 with a first.
The 777X is slightly larger than the existing 777-300ER and debuts a new standout feature: folding wingtips. Its hinged wingtips alone measure 12 feet, with locking pins to prevent them from.
Boeing's new 777X extends its folding wingtips to complete first flight. The aircraft's design is intriguing: Folding wingtips will let the 777X fit at existing airport gates while still giving.
FILE PHOTO: Several Boeing 777X aircraft are seen in various stages of production during a media tour of the Boeing 777X at the Boeing production facility in Everett, Washington, U.S., February 27.
In selecting the most suitable aircraft for the routes, Qantas said it had considered the Boeing 777X but had opted for the Airbus A350-1000 partly because of the 'strong reliability record' of its.
A wide-body aircraft, also known as a twin-aisle aircraft, is a jet airliner with a fuselage wide enough to accommodate two passenger aisles with seven or more seats abreast. The typical fuselage diameter is 5 to 6 m (16 to 20 ft). In the typical wide-body economy cabin, passengers are seated seven to ten abreast, allowing a total capacity of 200 to 850 passengers.
The 777X made its first flight earlier this year and is scheduled to enter service next year, likely with Lufthansa. No airlines in North America have ordered it, and the 777-300ER will remain the biggest passenger aircraft in scheduled service with any of them. Qatar is currently the world’s second-biggest operator of the Boeing 777 after Emirates, with 78 aircraft, 21 of which are cargo.
Qatar Airways will replace its current crop of 777s with the newer, bigger 777 models that are known collectively as 777X. Airline CEO Akbar al Baker told Executive Traveller that the decision is part of a strategy to cut emissions.
The Boeing 777X is the latest series of the long-range, wide-body, twin-engine Boeing 777 family from Boeing Commercial Airplanes.The 777X features new GE9X engines, new composite wings with folding wingtips, greater cabin width and seating capacity, and technologies from the Boeing 787.The 777X was launched in November 2013 with two variants: the 777-8 and the 777-9.
Boeing 777 8 and Boeing 777 9. Building on the outstanding success of the Boeing 777 model, Boeing in November 2013 kicked off the project to design and build a modernised and vastly improved variant of this aircraft. The new design initially designated, Boeing 777X, is offered in two variants, the Boeing 777 8 and the Boeing 777 9.
The new Boeing 777X will be the world’s largest and most efficient twin-engine jet, unmatched in every aspect of performance. With new breakthroughs in aerodynamics and engines, the 777X will deliver 10 percent lower fuel use and emissions and 10 percent lower operating costs than the competition.