Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today at the Farnborough Airshow new details about the innovative passenger experience being created for its newest long-haul twin-aisle airplane – the 777X.
By building on the award-winning passenger-preferred interior of today's 777 and applying 787 Dreamliner cabin innovations, Boeing will continue its leadership in offering unprecedented levels of comfort for the traveling public and enhanced flexibility for airlines.
"Boeing has always been committed to exploration and research that leads to the right innovations needed to deliver a superior passenger experience. That commitment has established Boeing as the industry leader in interiors and will extend to the 777X," said Bob Feldmann, vice president and general manager, 777X Program. "We're already getting very positive feedback from our customers about the 777X's design concepts, and we think passengers' preference for the 777-300ER and 787 will continue with the 777X."
Among its advances, the 777X interior will feature:
In addition to the advancements announced today, Boeing is continuing to explore new ways to create a better flying experience.
"With key development ahead, the 777X will incorporate state-of-the art interior design and technologies," said Dennis Eng, director, 777X Interiors. "The 777X will redefine the total passenger experience. All of the interior features we are exploring and designing into the new airplane are working together as a package to create an exciting new passenger experience."
The 777X program has 300 orders and commitments from six customers worldwide. Production is set to begin in 2017, with first delivery targeted for 2020.
Source: The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA)
Date: Jul 15, 2014