The company Boeing published a video of the assembly – the last stage of construction and development – on which it will be the largest passenger plane in the world, at Boeing 777X, which takes place in assembly at the Everett plant, Washington.
This new version of the aircraft is based on previous models, such as the 777 and 787 Dreamliner, although a length of 77 meters will be longer than all predecessors, and even that aircraft from the competition. This 777X will especially be used for a series of tests that will last a year. The company says the 777X will be the world's largest and most efficient two-engine airplane, with 12% less fuel consumption and a 10% less operating costs of the competition. Take a look at the assembly video:
Among its features, its bending wings over 70 meters, the largest ever produced by Boeing. They will also be equipped with larger windows and larger compartments compared to the current 777 and more advanced LED lighting. The company announced that it will have two versions: 777-8X and 777-9X, which can lead to more than 400 passengers. The cost is $ 360.5 and $ 388.7 million, respectively.
To adapt to the gates at airports, Boeing designed these revolutionary folding wings for the new 777X.
"With this new aircraft, the production system was integrated into the development program before any other aircraft, and the team does a great job to reach our milestones 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 bigger windows, larger compartments than the current 777 and more advanced LED lighting.
The first flight of 777X is scheduled for 2019, although commercial delivery will be necessary to wait until 2020. So far, Boeing has registered 340 orders and sales obligations of several airlines in different countries.