VIDEO / Boeing 777X will be certified as part of the 777 family

By 29-04-2020 April 30th, 2020 No Comments

In today’s Q1 results media call, Boeing executives also gave updates on the 777X family. Certification of Boeing’s newest widebody as part of the 777 family, under an amended type certificate, is expected in 2021.

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Initially, journalists understood that the 777X will have a separate type certificate, but Boeing officials then clarified that it will be certified “as part of the 777 family, under an amended type certificate.”

VIDEO / First flight for Boeing’s second 777X (WH002, N779XX).

As a reminder, Boeing’s first 777X (WH001, N779XW) performed its first flight on January 25th (video) after bad weather postponed the previous two attempts. Today, April 29th, the second 777X (WH002, N779XX) should take to the skies for the first time. By the end of Q2, four Boeing 777Xs should be in the air (WH001, WH002, WH003, WH004), performing test flights during the certification campaign.

VIDEO / Boeing 777X doing test flights in Spokane (GEG).