The second Boeing 777X successfully operated the first flight (Video)
On 30 April the second Boeing 777X successfully operated the first flight. The captain Ted Grady, pilot of the 777X project, and captain Van Chaney, 777 / 777X chief pilot, flew over Washington for 2 hours and 58 minutes.
matriculate WH002, this is the second in a fleet of four 777X aircraft, which are dedicated to ground and in-flight testing. The Boeing 777X program is on track. The test plan for the 777X presents a comprehensive set of ground and air conditions to demonstrate the safety and reliability of the aircraft.
The second Boeing 777X in flight
To date, the first 777X has flown approximately 100 hours in various configurations, speeds, altitudes and system settings as part of the initial in-flight evaluation.
With the initial airworthiness now demonstrated, it can be added personally on board Boeing 777X aircraft for on-board testing, unlocking longer-distance testing.
The Boeing 777X family of aircraft includes the 777-8 and 777-9 models, these being the newest aircraft in the Boeing family.
|Configuration type 2 classes||777-8: 384 passengers; 777-9: 426 passengers|
|Engine||GE9X by GE Aviation|
|Autonomy||777-8: 8,730 nautical miles (16,170 km)|
777-9: 7,285 nautical miles (13,500 km)
|Wide wings||Extended: 235 ft, 5 in (71.8 m)|
La sol / restranse: 212 ft, 8 in (64.8 m)
|Length||777-8: 229 ft (69.8 m)|
777-9: 251 ft, 9 in (76.7 m)
|The program was launched in||2013|
|Production started in||2017|
|Ground tests in||2019|
|The first flight on||January 25 2020|
|First scheduled delivery||2021|