Boeing 777X: first test flight
Added on Thu February 6th, 2020
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 new Boeing 777X took off for the first test last week. It started its flight at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, at 10:09. local time and landed at Seattle’s Boeing Field. The flight lasted almost 4 hours.
Testing was very productive. Capt. Chaney and Boeing Chief Pilot Craig Bomben worked through a detailed test plan to exercise the airplane’s systems and structures while the test team in Seattle monitored the data in real time.
Passengers of Boeing 777X will enjoy a wide, spacious cabin, large overhead bins that close easily for convenient access to their belongings, larger windows for a view from every seat, better cabin altitude and humidity, less noise and a smoother ride. Beoing expects to deliver the first 777X in 2021.
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