After making a visit at Germany’s main airport on its way back from the Dubai Airshow, Lufthansa (LHAB) (LHA) showed off the Boeing 777X aircraft to employees in Frankfurt on November 19, 2021.
The 777X made its international public premiere at the 2021 Dubai Airshow, landing on November 9, 2021 in the United Arab Emirates.
The test plane with Boeing livery landed at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) on November 18, 2021, flying as BOE001. The German airline, which is expected to be the aircraft’s first customer, held a celebration in the aircraft’s maintenance hangar.
Lufthansa (LHAB) (LHA) has placed an order for 20 777-9 planes. The 777X program has been delayed multiple times, but during the Dubai Airshow on November 13, 2021, Boeing reaffirmed intentions for initial deliveries in 2023.
What a day 🤩! The @BoeingAirplanes #777X presented itself to selected guests today at the Lufthansa maintenance hangar at @Airport_FRA. We are in love! On Sunday, the 777-9 will return to Seattle. @BoeingDACH #LH777X pic.twitter.com/9UtJwLgnHo
— Lufthansa News (@lufthansaNews) November 19, 2021
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.
The GE Aviation engines feature the largest fan ever developed for a commercial airplane, and the aircraft has folding wingtips.
Any planespotters interested in seeing the 777X, N779XW, must travel to Germany this weekend, since the plane will depart Frankfurt for Seattle on November 21, 2021.
— Lufthansa News (@lufthansaNews) November 18, 2021