Tag: Boeing 777X

Air New Zealand to Decide in Favour of Boeing Aircraft?

Reading Time: 1 minute After 18 months of discussions, calculations and attempts to arrive at the final decision, Air New Zealand, an Auckland-based airline, has come closer to picking the aircraft to renew its widebody fleet. According to Reuters, it will be Boeing. Reportedly, the flag carrier of New Zealand is looking for an option to replace its eight […]

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 […]

British Airways to Expand Fleet with New Boeing 777X Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute International Airlines Group (IAG) has placed an order for brand new Boeing 777X aircraft, to be more precise, for 18 Boeing 777-9 aircraft, plus 24 options, for British Airways. According to the statement, new aircraft will replace 14 Boeing 747-400 and four Boeing 777-200 planes in a period of 2022-2025. “The new B777-9 is the […]

Sneak Peek at World’s Biggest Engine: Already on Boeing 777X

Reading Time: 3 minutes A record-breaking Boeing 777X jetliner is almost ready for long-awaited rollout which is expected to happen already this month, in February 2019. Last month Boeing revealed that world’s biggest engines, GE9X, were already installed under the wings of the first 777X test aircraft. General Electric Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric, initiated the development of […]

Emirates to Be Launch Boeing 777X Operator

Reading Time: 1 minute Emirates Airline will be the first operator of the Boeing 777X and expects to take delivery of the first aircraft in early 2020, Emirates president Tim Clark says. The delivery, which a Boeing spokesperson confirmed, means that Emirates will skip ahead of 777X launch customer Lufthansa and become the widebody’s launch operator. “I believe we […]

GE Starts 18-Month GE9X Certification Program

Reading Time: 1 minute GE Aviation has started the 18-month certification program for the GE9X engine that will exclusively power the Boeing 777X. The first round of certification tests will take place in Peebles, Ohio. The certification testing is beginning on the second GE9X engine GE has built; ultimately, there will be eight certification test engines. The next two […]

Safran Delivers First 777X Exhaust

Reading Time: 1 minute The nacelles division of engine manufacturer Safran has delivered the first jet engine exhaust system component for the Boeing 777X aircraft. Safran Nacelles confirmed delivery of the aircraft’s center body – a unit that contributes to the aerodynamic flow of exhaust from the 777X’s GE9X turbofan engines – from its production facility in Le Havre, […]

GE Aviation Completes Initial Ground Testing of GE9X Engine

Reading Time: 1 minute GE Aviation has completed the initial ground testing of the first full GE9X development engine, which will power Boeing’s 777X aircraft that is scheduled to begin production in 2017, with first delivery in 2020. GE Aviation GM-GE9x program Ted Ingling said, “During ground testing at GE Aviation’s Peebles Testing Operation, the first GE9X engine performed […]

Start Your Engine…Testing Begins on First GE9X Engine

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ground testing is underway on the first full GE9X development engine, which is the world’s largest commercial aircraft engine, at GE Aviation’s Peebles Testing Operation. “The entire GE9X team—from engineering to sourcing to value streams to development assembly—devoted countless hours to enable this achievement to occur,” said Bill Millhaem, general manager of the GE90/GE9X engine […]

Panasonic to Provide Boeing’s 777X Ethernet-Based Cabin Electronics System

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing has selected Panasonic Avionics to supply the Cabin Services System (CSS) on the new family of Boeing 777X aircraft. Panasonic is currently the supplier of CSS on all Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 747-8 intercontinental aircraft. Panasonic’s CSS is an Ethernet-based network that provides core cabin functions such as passenger address, cabin interphone and environmental […]