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Boeing and IAG: 42 of Boeing 777X aircraft for British Airways
International Airlines Group, the parent company British Airways, and Boeing have signed an agreement for 42 for Boeing 777X aircraft. 18 planes are firm, and 24 planes are optional.
The British airline joins the group of companies, which have opted for the Boeing 777-9. The commitment signed with Boeing is worth 18.6 billion.
Boeing 777X for British Airways
British Airways has chosen the new 777-9 to replace the existing Boeing 747 aircraft fleet.
As mentioned in other articles, the era of 4 aircraft engines has come. Production of A340 aircraft was stopped in 2011. In 2020, Airbus will stop production of A380 aircraft. The only aircraft with 4 engines, which enjoys some attention, is the Boeing 747-8i. But this model will not have a long life on the passenger aircraft area either.
The future will be of widebody aircraft with 2 engines, especially Boeing 787, 777, A350, A330. Boeing 777 has proven to be a reliable, efficient, comfortable and efficient aircraft on long flights.
Let's not forget that British Airways owns one the largest Boeing 777 aircraft fleets in the world.
The new Boeing 777-9 promises to be just as efficient and efficient, even over the current generation 777. It is larger and wider than the current 777, which facilitates the transport of 400-425 passengers in a configuration with 2 classes. Flight range will be up to 14075 kilometers.
The Boeing 777X program has reached orders for 358 aircraft from 8 customers, including IAG - British Airways. Production of the first Boeing 777X started in 2017. The first flight is scheduled for 2019, and the first delivery is scheduled for 2020.