Boeing’s 777X jetliner took to the skies this past weekend in front of thousands at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, at 10:09 a.m. local time for a successful three hour, 51 minute flight over Washington state before landing at Seattle’s Boeing Field. This new widebody aircraft will deliver 10 percent lower fuel use and emissions and 10 percent lower operating costs than the competition through advanced aerodynamics, thanks to the latest generation carbon-fiber composite wing and the most advanced commercial engine ever built, GE Aviation’s GE9X. Read more for two videos and additional information.
This new aircraft also combines the best of the passenger-preferred 777 and 787 Dreamliner cabins with new innovations to deliver the flight experience of the future. Passengers will be able to enjoy a wide, spacious cabin, large overhead bins that close easily for convenient access to their belongings, larger windows that offer a view from every seat, better cabin altitude / humidity, less noise and a smoother ride.
Our Boeing team has taken the most successful twin-aisle jet of all time and made it even more efficient, more capable and more comfortable for all. Today’s safe first flight of the 777X is a tribute to the years of hard work and dedication from our teammates, our suppliers and our community partners in Washington state and across the globe,” said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.