First Look: Inside Boeing’s New 777X, Slated for The Longest Routes by a Southeast Asian Airline
Boeing has published a series of teaser images of cabin innovations on its forthcoming next-generation B777 aircraft.
The manufacturer has taken to Twitter to post three images over the last few days.
One shows a mock-up of the economy cabin, along with the message “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”.
Boeing told TPG that the 777X will provide an “additional 4 inches of space in the passenger cabin.” This space would allow an airline “to offer a 7-abreast business class cabin while still meeting modern day expectations of privacy and a full lie-flat seat.”
A second depicts a short gif of windows being dimmed in what looks like business class, along with the post “Take it all in! Windows on the #777X are larger and higher than the competition, giving everyone a view and more light no matter where you sit”.
Speaking to the aircraft’s window size, TPG learned that they are 16% larger than the windows on the 777 while also sitting “higher on the fuselage.”
And a third shows an overhead bin with the message “Lose that luggage anxiety! Overhead bins on the #777X are larger, providing more room for your carry-on. Plus they are easier to access!”
According to Randy Tinseth, Boeing’s VP of Marketing, “[t]he 777 is a powerful platform that continues to deliver unmatched passenger and cargo capabilities.”
The aircraft combines passenger comfort with superior range (8,555 nautical miles for the 777-200 LR and 7,370 nautical miles for the 777-300 ER) and excellent fuel efficiency making it a great choice for airlines. In fact, out of the 20 longest commercial routes half are operated on a 777.
It also has the longest body produced by the manufacturer, of 252 feet, and the widest wingspan of any aircraft in the company's 102-year history: 235 feet, five inches, CNN reported.
The first flight of the Boeing 777X is scheduled for 2019, with first delivery slated for 2020.
According to TPG, so far, 340 orders and commitments for the 777X are inked from an array of carriers, including All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines.
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