Capt. It sure seems unlikely that the plane’s first flight would be delayed by over half a year without any impact on when the plane enters service, so I’d guess that at this point Boeing is just being optimistic. Capt. Click … Capt.

“Congratulations to our customers and #777X team on today’s safe and successful flight, the first of many for the 777X as we continue our rigorous test program,” Boeing tweeted on January 26. The Boeing 777X is the latest series of the long-range, wide-body, twin-engine Boeing 777 family from Boeing Commercial Airplanes.The 777X features new GE9X engines, new composite wings with folding wingtips, greater cabin width and seating capacity, and technologies from the Boeing 787.The 777X was launched in November 2013 with two variants: the 777-8 and the 777-9. Boeing [NYSE: BA] today conducted a productive and successful first flight of the second 777X airplane.

777X First Flight Join us as the new Boeing 777X enters the next phase of its rigorous test program. The program is a year behind schedule due to a problem with the plane’s General Electric engines. Boeing’s 777X isn’t a particularly revolutionary airplane, but it nonetheless made headlines when it took its first flight over Washington state on Saturday. Four hours after its historic 10:09 a.m. departure from Everett, Washington, Boeing’s newest and longest twin-aisle airplane, the 777X, successfully completed its first flight when it landed to the cheers of a crowd at Boeing Field in Seattle. Boeing's new long-haul 777X airliner made its first flight on Saturday, a step forward for the company whose broader prospects remain clouded by the 737 MAX crisis. However, in the early evening, Boeing advised the world that it would be postponing the test flight due to forecasts of bad weather. The first flight is pushed back a day by inclement weather. Ted Grady, 777X project pilot, and Capt. By Boeing’s 777X prepares to take off on its first flight from Paine Field in Everett on Saturday. Photo: Boeing First flight postponed. (Photo by Zach Wichter/The Points Guy) The Boeing 777 was Boeing’s first fly-by-wire aircraft, meaning computers read the pilots’ inputs and translate them to movement of the flight-control surfaces — an innovation pioneered in commercial aviation by the Airbus A320 in the 1980s.

Boeing's new 777X extends its folding wingtips to complete first flight. Ted Grady, 777X project pilot, and Capt. EVERETT, Wash., April 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/—Boeing [NYSE: BA] today conducted a productive and successful first flight of the second 777X airplane.

Photo: Boeing First flight postponed. The year is 1995. Van Chaney, 777/777X chief pilot, flew for 2 hours and 58 minutes over Washington state before landing at Seattle's Boeing … However, in the early evening, Boeing advised the world that it would be postponing the test flight due to forecasts of bad weather. The Starliner is a reusable spacecraft that combines a proven capsule architecture, materials and subsystem technologies with 21st century innovations. It was the first commercial aircraft designed on a computer. While Boeing says that they are still targeting late 2020 for the first delivery of the 777X, “there is significant risk to this schedule given engine challenges.”. Boeing’s latest aircraft, the B777X, is due to take to the skies for the first time today. The Boeing 777X is very likely to take its first flight this year, despite missing the original flight testing date back in 2019. Boeing 777X Takes First Flight Into Troubled Skies for Jumbos With folding wingtips like a Navy fighter jet, the embattled planemaker’s largest-ever model is the 747’s heir apparent. Now, a quarter of a century on from its first commercial flight, Thomas Haynes speaks to both Boeing and a retired pilot to find out what made the 777 so good – and what to expect from the 777X.