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Boeing delays the first flight and delivery of the new 777X

New Boeing 777-9 (777X) with foldable wingtips

Boeing, according to a Reuters report, has delayed the delivery of the new long-range 777X due to engine issues with the new type.

The first flight of the 777-9 (777X) is now expected in 2020. The aircraft has been going through taxi tests at Paine Field in Everett, WA (top).

The 777X features new General Electric GE9X engines, new composite wings with folding wingtips, greater cabin width and seating capacity, and technologies from the Boeing 787 according to Wikipedia.

The 777X was launched in November 2013 with two variants: the 777-8 and the 777-9. The 777-8 provides seating for 365 passengers and has a range of 8,690 nautical miles (16,090 km) while the 777-9 has seating for 414 passengers and a range of over 7,525 nautical miles (13,936 km).

There are currently 45 orders for the 777-8 and 280 orders for the 777-9.

Read the full report from Reuters.

Top Copyright Photo: Boeing 777-9 (777X) N779XW (msn 64240) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 947287.

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First Look: The cabin of the new Boeing 777X

Boeing has announced on social media:

Just like the 787 Dreamliner, the 777X passenger experience will leave you feeling refreshed with better cabin altitude and humidity, temperature, sound quality and lighting.

Photo: Boeing.

Boeing’s new 777X will be showcased live tomorrow

Boeing made this announcement on social media:

We are powering up the 777X flight test airplane. Join us LIVE on December 6 at 10 a.m. PST as we show you more behind-the-scenes action as the first airplanes come together in the factory.

Boeing updated the invitation on December 6, 2018:

Join us TODAY at 10 a.m. PST (17:00 UTC) LIVE from final assembly in Everett, Wash., where we have now switched on the power for the first 777X. Our host, Jeff Haber, will chat with Samantha Jarema, a manager on the 777X low-rate initial production line.

Tune in as we share more behind-the-scenes moments as the 777X gets closer to becoming the most efficient large twin-engine airplane in the world! Remember to leave your questions in the comments of the Facebook post or by tweeting at @BoeingAirplanes on Twitter.

When it is time, click the images below to join us live on Facebook or Twitter.

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Photo: The first Boeing 777X comes together

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 (77 meters) from nose to tail, making it the longest passenger jet the manufacturer has ever produced.

“The 777X is a new airplane and a new production system,” said Josh Binder, vice president and general manager of the 777X. “With the 777X, the production system was integrated into the development program sooner than any other airplane, and the team is doing a great job of hitting our milestones as expected.”

The 777X builds on the market-leading 777 and the 787 Dreamliner to offer airlines the largest and most-efficient twin-engine jet in the world. The airplane provides 12 percent lower fuel consumption and 10 percent lower operating costs than competing airplanes.

The 777X achieves the unprecedented performance through the introduction of the latest technologies such as the most fuel-efficient commercial engine ever, the GE9X, and a fourth-generation all-new composite wing design that provides lift and efficiency. With the extension of a set of folding, raked wingtips, the airplane’s wing spans 235 feet (72 meters).

By adding folding wingtips, the 777X’s wingspan has been increased to enhance the aerodynamic efficiency of the wing, reducing engine thrust and fuel use. Additionally, the folding wingtips allow the 777X to maintain airport compatibility with the existing 777 family, adding value for customers.

The first 777X introduced will be the 777-9 model, which can seat 400 to 425 passengers in a standard configuration and offer a range of 7,600 nautical miles (14,075 km). Boeing is building on the passenger-preferred interior of today’s 777 and building on 787 interior innovations to create a passenger experience like no other. Passengers will enjoy windows that are larger and located higher on the fuselage than the current 777, along with a wider cabin, new lighting and enhanced architecture.

The first 777X test airplane for static ground testing was completed in September 2018. Three additional flight test airplanes will be built after flight test #1.

The 777X first flight is scheduled for 2019. First delivery is slated for 2020.

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Boeing rolls out the first 777X static test aircraft

Boeing announced on social media on September 8:

The first fully-assembled #777X static test airplane rolled out of our facility in Everett overnight. This non-flying airplane now heads off to nearly a year of testing to verify design strength.

Boeing today officially starts production of the 777X

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Boeing on October 23, 2017 officially kicked off the production of the first 777X flight test airplane.

Boeing engineers talk about its all-new composite wing, and its passenger experience of the future. The production includes the 108-foot wing spar inside the Everett plant.

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Boeing completes the configuration of the new 777X, first delivery in 2020

Boeing 777-9 (Nose)(Flt)(Boeing)(LR)

Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) announced today the completion of the firm configuration milestone for the 777-9, the first member of the 777X family to be developed.

Boeing continued:

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The Boeing 777X team reached this significant design milestone after working closely with airline customers and key suppliers to optimize the configuration of the new airplane.

The 777X family includes the 777-8 and the 777-9 – both designed to respond to market needs and customer preferences. The 777-8 and 777-9 provide significant range, payload and fuel burn advantages compared to the A350.

The firm configuration milestone marks the completion of configuration trade studies required to finalize the airplane’s capability and basic design. Wind tunnel test results, aerodynamic performance and structural loads are also evaluated to ensure the airplane meets requirements. This allows the 777X team to begin detailed design of parts, assemblies and other systems for the airplane. As detailed designs are completed and released, production can begin.

Boeing 777-9 (Flt)(Boeing)(LR)

The 777X will be the largest and most efficient twin-engine jet in the world, with 12 percent lower fuel consumption and 10 percent lower operating costs than the competition. In addition, the 777X will bring cabin innovations and improved levels of passenger comfort.

The 777X program has received orders and commitments for 320 airplanes from six customers worldwide. Production is set to begin in 2017.

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Boeing 777-9 (Flt-1)(Boeing)(LR)