WASHINGTON: Emirates first Boeing 777X, with its revolutionary folding wingtips, has moved out of the Everett factory to the flight line, said a report.
The plane is part of an order for 150 Boeing 777Xs, valued at $76 billion – placed in 2013, which includes 35 Boeing 777-8s and 115 Boeing 777-9s, said a report in Airlines Rating.
The new Boeing 777X will be the world’s largest and most efficient twin-engine jet. With new breakthroughs in aerodynamics and engines, the 777X will deliver 10 per cent lower fuel use and emissions and 10 per cent lower operating costs than the competition. The plane also features a spacious, wide cabin, new custom architecture and innovations from the 787 Dreamliner, delivering the flight experience of the future.
Boeing is building two models of the 777X family: the 426-seat -9, which will be the first to roll out and the longer range -8, which can seat 384 passengers and has a range capability of more than 16,000 km.