MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Boeing successfully staged the first flight of its 777X, the world’s largest twin-engined commercial aircraft, last year. At 252 ft (77 m) in length, the 777X is the longest commercial jet. Additionally, the airplane’s wingspan, boosted by the world’s largest folding wingtips, will measure 235 ft (72 m), almost the same as the airplane’s length.
The Boeing 777X, a larger version of the 777 mini-jumbo and the new family member of the successful Triple Seven family of aircraft, powerfully roared down the runway at 10:08 am, later becoming airborne with relative ease. Hundreds of Boeing employees read more ⇒
Source:: “Airways Magazine”