A report with pictures was published by the Daily Mail on the most modern Boeing version being the 777-9X Plane. This plane was designed to be the largest passengers’ plane in the whole history of plane industry.
The price of this plane is expected to be US$ 400 million. This new Boeing plane will accommodate on board 400 passengers thus will override its competitor, AIR BUS 100- A350 that accommodates 366 passengers by 34 passengers, in addition to having the size of the cockpit exceed that of the competing plane by 40 cm which will make it possible to increase the space allocated for the economy class by 34 cm. It will be possible to increase width of the seat in the class to 64 cm. The area of the seat in this class will vary between 43 – 47 cm.
Moreover, the windows’ area will be increased by 15% over the other windows and will be higher. The plane will be provided with better lighting and luxury means, inner vast designs in addition to less fuel consumption by 12% and lower operating costs by 10% compared to competing planes. Beside all the previously mentioned added areas, the most important characteristic of the latest versions of Boeing is the size of its wings, where the width of the wing of the plane is 235 feet, 5 inches, the equivalent of 71.3 meters, which compelled the company to attach “Hinges” to the wings that can be folded in order to shorten their length during the plane entry to the corridor.
Boeing clarified that the Hinges attached to the new plane wings will be controlled by “PINS” to prevent it from folding while flying. The report mentioned that the company has completed the full design and the plane’s infrastructure and has already received orders for 320 planes from 6 airlines around the world. The production is due to start on 2017.
The Daily Mail mentioned that the plant, in Everett, Washington inside which the aircraft, “Boeing” manufacturing, will be equivalent to 15 football fields, making it the vest place to manufacture such a plane in the size of 777- X9 and stressing that the new aircraft will be the largest and most efficient twin-engine aircraft operated, and the best ever in terms of performance.