Boeing has just begun working on a new aircraft, inspired by the 787 Dreamliner (have you seen the inside of the world’s very first Boeing private jet?), with a cabin that’s just as comfortable, windows that are much larger, advanced cabin lighting, and a completely new architecture.

The airplane wings had been completely redesigned, expanding 236 feet (23 feet more than current commercial aircrafts, which can easily fold at the tips to fit every airport gate it goes to. This is the new Boeing 777X.

Boeing will offer two 777X options, the 777-8X and the 777-9X, which will be able to seat anywhere between 350 and 425 travelers and fly 8,700 (-8X) to 7,600 (-9X) nautical miles.

Currently, All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines have placed their orders for this new twin-engine jet for a total of 360 aircrafts. The first will take flight in 2019, however, the airplanes will not be delivered to their customers until 2020.

Beoing 777X airplane wing

(Image source: Boeing, YouTube)

The triple seven variant will be a lot lighter, and with the aircrafts elongated wing span, the 777X can use less fuel as it lifts up in the air. Speaking of fuel efficiency, the 777X will be installed with a GE9X engine—the biggest one on Earth for any commercial airline. Moreover, the GE9X engine saves about 12 percent fuel per seat, and CO2 emissions are 12 percent less than any of its competitors due to its innovative design.

Boeing 777X

(Image source: Boeing, YouTube)

Jason Clarke, Vice President of Operations, stated the 777X is “going to set a new bar for commercial aviation,” because the team is “pushing the boundaries to where they’ve never been before”. It’s an exciting time for aviation and travel. 

The going price for the 777X ranges from $350.5 million and $388.7 million, a large yet smart investment for current and future customers who are looking to take flight to the next level. Travelers have a lot to look forward to, and we can’t wait to see the first one take off.

Looking to explore the new aircraft and all that it offers? Check out the video below, courtesy of Boeing.