Company Boeing released video assembly – the last phase of construction and development – which will be the biggest passenger aircraft in the world, the Boeing 777X, which is carried out on an assembly line located at a plant in Everett, Washington.
The new version of this aircraft is based on previous models, such as the 777 and 787 Dreamliner, though, with a length of 77 meters, it will be longer than all of its predecessors, and even the plane was from the competition. This 777X in particular will be used for a series of tests that will take one year. The company said 777X will the largest and most efficient twin-engine aircraft in the world, with a Fuel consumption is 12% lower fund 10% less operating costs from the competition. Watch assembly videos:
Among its characteristics, that folding wings more than 70 meters, the largest ever produced by Boeing. It will also be equipped with larger windows and higher compartments compared to the current 777, and more sophisticated LED lighting. The company announced that there will be two versions: 777-8X and 777-9X, which might lead to more than 400 passengers. The fee is 360.5 and 388.7 million dollars, respectively.
To adapt to the gate boarding airport, Boeing designed this revolutionary folding wing for the new 777X.
"With this new aircraft, the production system was integrated into the development program before other aircraft, and the team did a good job of reaching our milestones as expected," said Josh Binder, company vice president and director in charge of the construction team.
Among other innovations, the 777X will have larger windows, higher compartments than the current 777X and more sophisticated LED lighting.
The first flight 777X is scheduled for 2019, although commercial shipping needs to wait until 2020. So far, Boeing is registered 340 orders and sales commitments several airlines in various countries.