The company Boeing Released a video of the assembly – the latest phase of construction and development – of what will be The largest passenger plane in the world, The Boeing 777X, Which is carried out in an assembly line at the factory in Evertett, Washington.
The new version of the aircraft is based on the previous models, such as the 777 and the 787 Dreamliner, though, with its 77 meters in length, it will be More than all its predecessors, And even that aircraft of the competition. This 777x in particular will be used for a series of tests that will take a year. The company says the 777x will be The largest and most effective twin-engine flat in the world, With a 12% lower fuel consumption And a 10% less operating costs Like the competition. Watch the video assembly:
Among its characteristics, its Folding wings over 70 meters, The largest manufactured by Boeing. It will also be equipped with larger windows and superior compartments compared to current 777, and more advanced LED lighting. The company announced that there will be two versions: 777-8x and 777-9x, which could lead to More than 400 passengers. The cost is 360.5 and 388.7 million dollars respectively.
To adapt to airport boarding gates, Boeing designed the revolutionary folding wing for the new 777x.
"With the new aircraft, the production system is integrated into the development program before any other aircraft, and the team is doing a great job to reach our millions as expected," said Josh Binder, vice president of the company and director in charge Of the construction team.
Among other innovations, the 777x will have larger windows, higher compartments than the current 777 and more advanced LED lighting.
The first flight of the 777X is scheduled for 2019, although for business delivery it will be necessary to wait until 2020. So far, Boeing registered 340 orders and sales commitments From some airlines in different countries.