On November 9, 2021, the long-awaited Boeing 777X arrived in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), five days before its public premiere at the Dubai Airshow 2021.
On November 8, 2021, a Boeing 777X, registered as N779XW, took off from Seattle’s King County International Airport (BFI) and landed at Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC). According to Radarbox.com, the flight lasted about 15 hours.
Boeing stated on November 4, 2021, that it will debut its new 777X wide-body jet at the Dubai Airshow 2021. This will be the manufacturer’s twin-maiden jet’s international appearance since it was originally scheduled to debut at the Paris Air Show in 2019.
“Boeing is excited to participate fully in the Dubai Airshow, the first global airshow in almost two years, and to be able to engage directly with customers, partners, suppliers, and other stakeholders from the region and beyond,” said Kuljit Ghata-Aura, president of Boeing Middle East, Turkey, and Africa.
Along with the reduced-emissions Etihad 787-10, the Alaska Airlines 737-9 ecoDemonstrator, the 737 MAX 9, and a host of other aircraft, a 777-9 prototype will be featured in both the flying program and the static exhibition.
The Boeing 777X, the new generation of the 777 family, was introduced in 2013 and has already received over 300 orders. The first prototype, however, flew for the first time in January 2020, despite various issues and delays.
The 777X series, which includes the 777-8, 777-9, and 777-10 types, is designed to replace older 777 versions and compete with Airbus widebodies like the A350.
“Building on the best of the industry-leading 777 and 787 families, the 777-9 will be the world’s largest and most efficient twin-engine jet, offering 10% better fuel use, emissions, and operational costs than the competition,” Boeing said in a press release.
The Boeing 777-9 model, which will be unveiled at the Dubai Airshow 2021, can transport up to 426 passengers. According to Boeing data, it had a range of 7,285 nautical meters (13,500 kilometers).