The Boeing Company’s engineers are going forward with building the world’s biggest twin-engine jetliner which will most likely be known by the name of 777-9X, the first of the 777x family.
Travelers and aviation enthusiasts have a lot to be excited about as the wings of the plane are said to be so large they would need to be folded to park at any airport.
The plane will have the widest wingspan of all aircraft measuring 235 feet, 5 inches and will have hinges on its wingtips which will fold up when it taxis at airports. Locking pins will also prevent the wings from folding during flight.
Boeing also revealed that it will be the first design of its kind on any commercial airliner adding that “The 777X is the future of flight unfolding.”
“The cabin interior of the 777X is inspired by the comforts and conveniences of the 787 Dreamliner and includes larger windows, a wider cabin, new lighting and enhanced architecture — all of which will be custom-tailored for a unique 777X experience,” Boeing revealed in a statement.
The Boeing 777-9X will be have a 400 passenger capacity, 34 more than competitor Airbus A350-1000 as well as larger cabins and roomier economy-class seating with widths of up to to 18 inches.
The 777-9X also boasts larger windows installed at a height that is comfortable for most passengers.
“Building on the success of the 777 and 787 Dreamliner, the 777X will be the largest and most efficient twin-engine jet in the world, unmatched in every aspect of performance,” Boeing said.
“That’s a better way to fly,” it concluded.