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Fourth Boeing 777X prototype prepares for maiden flight?

On September 3, 2020, the fourth test Boeing 777-9 appeared on Flightradar24 for the first time....


How will Emirates fleet change in the next 10 years?

The Airbus A380 (ex-)lifeline supplier and flagship operator as well as the largest Boeing 777 operator in the world, Emirates keeps it simple when it comes to their fleet: they pick large planes and stick to them. But how the Gulf carrier’s fleet will look like in a decade once the superjumbos begin going out of service?...


Boeing 777X loses Qantas’ Project Sunrise to Airbus A350

Qantas made its pick: Airbus could be the manufacturer to break the record for the longest commercial connection in the world. The Airbus A350-1000 was selected as the “preferred aircraft” for the airline’s upcoming 20-hour flights....


Recap: how Boeing 777X lost Emirates favor

Emirates has officially announced cutting the 777X deal short by a fifth and opting for Dreamliners instead. The announcement simultaneously denied and reaffirmed the previous theory that the Gulf airline’s dissatisfaction with the aircraft which is not even in the air yet, is continuously growing. Here’s how it went down:  ...


Clark: Emirates does not expect to receive a single 777X in 2020

As the relationship between Emirates and aircraft manufacturers keeps on getting spicier and spicier, the airlines’ president, Tim Clark, has provided an update on his expectations about Boeing’s 777X delivery timeline. Just a month ago, on September 6, 2019, Clark threw shade towards Airbus and Boeing for their lackluster reliability on new aircraft. While speaking at The Aviation Show MEASA 2019 on October 14, 2019, Emirates’...


Emirates pushes back introduction of premium economy

It seems like the delays of the 777X will not only pushback the initial delivery timeline, as Emirates' Clark indicated that the introduction of the premium economy class will also be delayed:...


Boeing 777X program takes another hit, door blows out during test

Boeing’s new wide-body jet program, the 777X, has taken another hit. Reports indicate that the manufacturer has had to suspend load tests of the new model after the cargo door of the airplane exploded outward during a recent ground stress test....


Boeing presents 777X’s first “milestone” taxi test [Video]

After its official unveiling this spring, Boeing’s first 777X flight test aircraft has now made its runway debut. In a YouTube video, published by the U.S. manufacturer on June 24, 2019, the 777X can be seen rolling down the runway for its first-ever taxi test....


Boeing 777X first flight delayed as GE redesigns GE9X component

GE Aviation revealed on June 17, 2019, that it is redesigning a part for the in-development GE9X engine set to power the Boeing 777X after an issue with the component was detected during recent testing. The upgrades mean certification of the engine is unlikely to take place until Autumn 2019 and will delay the maiden flight of the 777X by “several months” as the necessary fixes are applied....


Boeing’s GE9X engine problems to affect 777X’s first flight?

Troubles continue at Boeing, and this time they revolve around the much anticipated 777X jetliner. Reports surfaced last week revealing that the company is facing challenges with General Electric’s new GE9X engine – the largest turbine engine purpose-built for the 777X jet. With the plane’s assembly delays and other hiccups, how might this impact the airliner deliveries target?...