An artist's impression of how the Qantas livery could look on the Boeing 777X.
25 января 2020г. в аэропорту Пейн Филд (Эверетт, шт. Вашингтон, США) поднялся в воздух Boeing 777-9, первый из семейства Boeing 777X. Самолет пилотировали командир корабля Вэн Чейни (Van Chaney) и второй летчик Крейг Бомбей (Craig Bomben). Пробыв в полете 3 ч 51 мин, они благополучно приземлились в аэропорту Боинг Филд (Сиэтл). Новый лайнер стал самым большим двухмоторным самолетом в мире: его длина - 77 м, размах крыла - 72 м, максимальная пассажировместимость - 600 человек, а в стандартной трехклассной компоновке он может перевезти 387 человек на расстояние почти 15500 км. Восемь авиакомпаний уже заказали 326 экземпляров самолетов этого семейства. Старт поставок запланирован на 2021 г.
Service entry of the Boeing 777X is now planned for late 2023
Boeing first flew the 777X in January 2020
Four 777-9s are involved in flight and certification test work
The third flight-test Boeing 777-9 N779XY, in the company's 'light' test livery, departs Everett on its first flight in August 2020.
In January 2020, the 777X takes flight after a delay due to engine development issues
Four Boeing 777-9X test airframes have flown during this year. Here the prototype, N779XW (c/n 64240), becomes airborne
Certification and service entry of the Boeing 777-9, pictured lifting off from Paine Field, is due in 2021.
There is capacity to carry 46 LD-3 containers in the 777X's belly hold
The GE Aviation GE9X turbofans with their 134in (3.4m) fan diameter are the largest engines ever developed for a commercial aircraft, and their size is apparent in this shot of the first Boeing 777-9 undertaking its first taxi and brake tests at Everett in June 2019.
At 251ft 9in (76.72m) in length, the Boeing 777X is the longest twin-jet airliner ever developed. Here the first test aircraft, N779XW (c/n 64240), is pictured taxiing at Everett in June 2019.
This photo of the first Boeing 777-9 flight test aircraft rolling out shows the new jet's folding wingtips.
The 777-9's first flight is now scheduled for 2020.
The two Boeing 777-9 flight test aircraft, N779XW (c/n 64240) and N779XX(c/n 64241) at Boeing's Everett factory in October 2019.
Неудачи пассажирских гигантов A380 и Boeing 747-8 заставляют усомниться в перспективах новейшего Boeing 777X-9.
13 марта 2019г. на заводе в г. Эверетт (штат Вашингтон) был представлен самый длинный пассажирский самолет в мире Boeing 777-9X. Его длина составляет 77 м, а размах крыла - 72 м. Чтобы огромному лайнеру было проще маневрировать на перронах и рулежках аэропортов, концевые части его крыла выполнены складывающимися. Самолет может принять на борт от 400 до 425 пассажиров, а его дальность полета будет составлять более 14000 км. Начало поставок запланировано на 2020 г.
Boeing rolled out the initial flight-test 777-9, N779XW (c/n 64240), in March 2019.
The 777-8 variant has a shorter-fuselage but a longer-range
The fourth and final Boeing 777-9 test aircraft flew on September 20, 2020.
The forward fuselage section of the first Boeing 777-9 airframe, which will be used for static testing, under assembly at Everett.
At 251ft 9in (76.7m), the 777-9 will be the longest widebody airliner ever built by Boeing. This photo shows the folding wingtips that will be extended and retracted for flight operations.
Assembly underway at Everett
The Boeing 777X will emerge into a world very different to that in which it was conceived
The first of four Boeing 777Xs to be used for flight and certification testing of the new Triple Seven at Everett following the final body join.
The 777X will feature a folding wingtip mechanism to ensure airport gate compatibility and efficient performance in flight.
Folding wing tips optimise in-flight efficiency and gate compatibility
The resemblance to the 787 is evident from newly released images of the 777X flight deck.
A developmental 777X flight deck. The five large-format display screens will mean the flight deck will look like a 787's, although Boeing says similar flight control laws, Rockwell Collins avionics and positioning control switches in the same places as current-generation aircraft will maximise commonality.
Touchscreen flight deck displays will feature resistive technology that, by requiring a firm rather than a light touch to operate the display, is designed to avoid unintentional interaction.
BOEING ANNOUNCED at the biannual Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) show in Dubai on December 10, 2018, that it has launched the BBJ 777X, which it claims will be the longest-range business aircraft ever built.
The Boeing Business Jets version of the 777X was launched in December 2018, with the BBJ 777-9 offering a 3,689 sq ft (342.7m2) cabin.
The 777X will enable operators such as Lufthansa to introduce new premium cabin products, including direct access to aisles from each seat
Модель перспективного пассажирского лайнера Boeing 777X.
High-speed wind tunnel testing for the 777X was carried out in the Boeing Transonic Wind Tunnel in Seattle. Data from the high-speed tests helped with configuration development by validating computational fluid dynamics predictions and support preliminary loads cycle development.
Production of the Boeing 777-9 is scheduled to begin in 2017 and service entry two years later.
With an 8,131ft3 (230.2m3) lower-deck cargo hold, compared to 7,120ft3 (201.6m3) on the 777-300ER, the 777-9 will be able to carry 48 LD-3s (26 in the forward hold and 22 in the rear hold).
The Boeing 777X will feature raked, folding wingtips.
The 777-9 will be the largest twin-jet airliner ever built and it will be 10ft (3m) longer than the 777-300ER; four extra fuselage frames give it the extra length compared to the current-production model.
The Boeing 777-9X and 777-8X (at rear) were officially launched on November 17, 2013 with commitments from four airlines.
The 777-9 is optimised for around 400 seats and 8,200nm (15,185km) range, and the 777-8 for approximately 350 seats and 9,300nm (17,220km) range.
The two Boeing 777X versions have attracted more than 300 orders so far, with Singapore Airlines recently firming an order for 20 777-9s.
A folding wingtip mechanism will extend the 777Xs' wings to their full 235ft 5in (71.7m) span for flight, the mechanism folding upwards to narrow the aircraft's wings for ground operations and ensure taxiway and gate compatibility.
An earlier CGI of the Boeing 777-9, which with 414 seats will be the largest-capacity twinjet airliner ever produced.
At 105ft (32m) long, the spar is the largest single-piece composite part ever developed for an airliner.
In May 2016, Boeing is scheduled to open a new facility to build the wing for the 777X.
Although not optimised for ultra-long range like the 777-8, the 771-9's 7,525 nautical miles (13,940km) capability means it will be able to fly London-Los Angeles or New York JFK-Hong Kong.
An artist’s impression of the Boeing BBJ 777X, which Boeing claims will be the longest-range business aircraft ever built.
British Airways became the first airline to place an order for the 777X for nearly two years in February 2019, with an initial 18 examples.
British Airways has ordered up to 36 Boeing 777-9s, its February 2019 order the first for the 777X in two years.
Long-time Boeing 777 operator British Airways has signed an agreement for up to 42 777-9s.
British Airways is expecting to take delivery of its 18 777Xs between 2024 and 2027
Lufthansa is expected to be the 777X launch operator in 2023 Lufthansa