Half a century after Boeing’s 747 took to the skies to begin the widebody era, its most recent descendent, the 777-9, is being readied for flight tests and a certification program that will culminate with entry into service in 2020. With seating for 425 passengers and a range of 7,600 nm, the 777-9 will expand capacity on long-haul services and operate intercontinental trunk routes that for years were the sole domain of the 747-400. As a direct heir apparent to the most popular ...


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