Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced yesterday, that new 777X jetliner took to the skies and completed its first test flight. The new jet took off in front of thousands at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. The flight lasted three hours, 51 minutes, before landing at Seattle’s Boeing Field.
Capt. Van Chaney, 777/777X chief pilot said the test was very productive for Boeing’s rigorous test program.
President & CEO of Boeing Commercial airplanes, said in a statement, ”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.”
About the Boeing 777X Family
Seat Count: 777-8: 384 passengers
(typical 2-class) 777-9: 426 passengers
Engine:GE9X, supplied by GE Aviation
Range: 777-8: 8,730 nautical miles (16,170 km)
777-9: 7,285 nautical miles (13,500 km)
Wingspan: Extended: 235 ft, 5 in. (71.8 m)
On ground: 212 ft, 8 in (64.8 m)
Length: 777-8: 229 ft (69.8 m)
777-9: 251 ft, 9 in (76.7 m)
For more information, www.boeing.com/777X