Boeing 777X In Numbers
When Boeing first launched the 777X in 2013, it originally hoped to start deliveries to launch airlines such as Emirates in 2020—and even as early as December 2019 at one stage. But development issues with assembly of the all-new composite wing and a durability problem on the aircraft’s General Electric GE9X engine subsequently pushed this target back to mid-2021.
In 2020 the company announced it was sliding first delivery back further to 2022, as the MAX grounding and COVID-19 pandemic took their tolls. However, following calls from EASA for modifications to the flight control system and a newly disclosed un-commanded pitch event during a flight on Dec. 8, 2020, Boeing conceded certification would take even longer than expected. In January 2021 it announced first deliveries would be delayed until the end of 2023 and took an unprecedented $6.5 billion charge as a result.
Take a look at some of the numbers around the aircraft.