Published On: Sun, Jan 26th, 2020

Boeing completes Boeing 777X test flight between Everett and Seattle

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US aerospace company Boeing said that the Boeing 777X test flight has taken to the skies to enter the next phase of a test program.

The Boeing 777X jetliner is based on the Boeing 777 aircraft and equipped with technologies from the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

The aerospace company said that the Boeing 777x first flight took off at Paine Field in Everett, Washington for a three hour, 51 minute flight over Washington State before making a landing at the Boeing Field in Seattle.

Commenting on the milestone of Boeing 777X test flight, Capt. Van Chaney – 777/777X chief pilot for Boeing Test & Evaluation, said: “The 777X flew beautifully, and today’s testing was very productive.

“Thank you to all the teams who made today possible. I can’t wait to go fly your airplane again.”

Boeing 777X test flight between Everett and Seattle

Boeing completes Boeing 777X test flight between Everett and Seattle. Photo courtesy of Boeing.

According to the aircraft manufacturer, WH001, which is the first of four dedicated 777-9 flight test airplanes, will go through checks before resuming testing in the next few days. The test fleet, which started ground testing in Everett in 2019, will endure comprehensive tests and conditions on the ground and in the air in the coming months to show the safety and reliability of the design.

The Boeing 777X jetliner is the latest to join Boeing’s widebody family, and is expected to deliver 10% lower fuel use and emissions apart from 10% lower operating costs than the competition. This, as per the aerospace company, is expected to be achieved by advanced aerodynamics, the latest generation carbon-fiber composite wing, and the advanced commercial engine GE9X developed by GE Aviation.

Boeing said that Boeing 777X jetliner brings the combination of the best of the 777 and 787 Dreamliner cabins to offer passengers a wide, spacious cabin, larger windows, large overhead bins, less noise, improved cabin altitude and humidity, and a smoother flight.

The US aerospace company expects to deliver the first Boeing 777x aircraft next year. The Boeing 777x dreamliner is said to have bagged 340 orders and commitments from ANA, British Airways, Emirates, Cathay Pacific Airways, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, and other major carriers across the world, including.

Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, commenting on the Boeing 777X test flight, said: “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.”

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