The project is one of Boeing’s most ambitious and aims to create a twin-engine offering with a capacity comparable to that of the 747 combined with efficiencies comparable to a 787 Dreamliner.
We went onboard the first production Boeing 777X, on display at the Dubai Airshow. Take a look inside.
In January 2020, the Boeing 777X took to the skies for the first time in an incredible preview of the next generation of commercial airplanes.
Boeing launched the 777X program in November 2013 with two aircraft, the larger 777-9 and the smaller 777-8. Each aircraft is capable of flying around 400 passengers more than 7,000 nautical miles.
The 777-9 will be the first of the two aircraft to enter service, with a range of 7,285 nautical miles and a maximum capacity of 426. From nose to tail, Boeing’s largest has a length of 251 feet and nine inches, commanding a list price of $442.2 million.
Boeing didn’t announce any new orders for the aircraft at the event but has an order book with more than 300 commitments from some of the world’s leading airlines.
The open configuration of the aircraft, with a clear line of sight from one end to the other, truly highlights just how massive it is. The 777X is 9 feet and five inches longer compared to Boeing’s next largest airplane, the 777-300ER.