Tag: 777X

Suspension of Boeing 777X Load Tests: Unexpected Issue

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing was forced to temporarily suspend load tests on its brand new Boeing 777X aircraft due to unexpected cargo door failure, multiple media reports reveal. Yet another incident which could possibly negatively impact program’s timeline. The Boeing Company has confirmed the issue which occurred during static tests and required the suspension. However, the airframer did […]

Boeing 777X: First Flight Delayed but Deliveries Remain on Schedule?

Reading Time: 1 minute One more Boeing’s hope went into trouble. The long-awaited 777X model, which was initially scheduled to go on the first flight in 2019, was announced to have its maiden flight pushed until the early 2020. The delay appeared due to the engine problems announced in June. Correspondingly, the first deliveries to airlines are at risk […]

GE9X Engine Problem Could Delay First Boeing 777X Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute The problem detected while testing General Electric Co’s new GE9X turbine engine gives rise to growing uncertainty over the first flight of Boeing’s newest widebody aircraft 777X. It was expected that the aircraft powered by the world’s biggest commercial engines will go for a maiden flight already this month. Speaking at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions […]

Airlines Fear Boeing 777X Deliveries to be Delayed

Reading Time: 1 minute In the wake of the Boeing 737 MAX crisis, airlines are worried about the scheduled deliveries of the newest Boeing aircraft – 777X. Among the concerned airlines are Emirates and Lufthansa, the Wall Street Journal reports. However, CEO of Boeing, Dennis A. Muilenburg speaking at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference, said that MAX matters are […]

Long-Awaited Boeing 777X: Where Is It?

Reading Time: 2 minutes So much excitement around the new Boeing 777X but so little information on its progress. Especially now, when Boeing struggles to bring 737 MAX turbulence to an end and restore trust of its clients in safety of its aircraft. If someone thinks that nothing is going on with a new plane, in fact, it is […]

Boeing 777X Already Ready: Secret Debut

Reading Time: 1 minute The long-awaited public debut of Boeing 777X was scheduled for 13 March, 2019. Therefore, in view of tragic events and turbulence that Boeing has been experiencing this week, the company decided to postpone the date of public appearance of its newest aircraft. Nevertheless, some sort of “secret” debut to Boeing employees was held in the […]

Lufthansa’s First 777-9 Takes Shape

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the night from 14 to 15 February the final body join of the first Lufthansa 777-9 took place. All major fuselage parts inclusive the mid section, which prior to this got joined with the wings during the „Wing Body Join“, were assembled and you can easily guess what its 777-9 will look like. Only […]

Boeing to Debut 777X Already Next Week

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing announced that official debut of its long-awaited Boeing 777X model will take place on 13 March 2019. The record-breaking machine is expected to become the largest and most efficient two-engine jetliner worldwide. Our very first #777X flight test airplane will officially debut to the world on March 13th! Stay tuned to learn how you […]

Boeing Readies First 777X to Fly

Reading Time: 1 minute Inside Boeing’s Everett assembly plant, the first 777X flight test plane is all but complete. Engineers and mechanics are preparing to roll out this majestic jet for its public debut as early as February.  This first plane, a 777-9X model, is 252 feet long. When those 11-footlong tips are unfolded for flight, it has a wingspan […]

First Boeing 777X Flight Test Aircraft Comes Together

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing has brought together the major fuselage sections to form the first 777X airplane that will take to the skies in 2019. In a major production milestone called ‘final body join,’ Boeing teams connected the airplane’s nose, mid and aft sections in the company’s factory in Everett, Wash. The jet now measures 252 feet long […]