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Aircraft of the Month: Boeing 777X

Boeing has a long and storied history at YVR dating back to the very beginning. 

Boeing aircraft have been flying in and out of Vancouver International Airport since our early days in the 1930s, and a Boeing manufacturing plant was located here during the war effort. The airport community of Burkeville that housed workers for that plant is named for Stanley Burke, President of Boeing at the time of its inception. We also dubbed 2014 Year of the Dreamliner as we welcomed this new and innovative aircraft to the runways of YVR. The Dreamliner has contributed to some incredible growth at YVR over the last few years, including new direct flights to Delhi and Brisbane on Air Canada that may not have been introduced were it not for this next-generation aircraft.

And now Boeing is poised to introduce the B777X to the world. Set to enter service in 2020, the B777X will be the largest and most fuel efficient twin-engine aircraft in the world. With a host of innovative features to both improve on the passenger experience and enhance the flight capabilities, the B777X will once again change the future of air travel, opening new and exciting routes and destinations for travellers at YVR.

Available in two variations, both the 777-8 and the 777-9 will feature new GE9X engines built specifically for the 777X, wings made of a new composite, and folding wingtips to maximize fuel efficiency and accommodate gate requirements.

With airlines like Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific and ANA already placing orders, we hope to see the Boeing 777X at YVR in the next few years as we welcome the future of flight!

Features

  • Touch screen flight deck
  • Folding, raked wingtips
  • Custom GE9X engine
  • New composite high-span wing
  • Larger windows
  • Wider aisles

Specifications

777-8

Cockpit crew: Two
Passengers: 350-375
Length: 69.8 metres
Unfolded Wingspan: 71.8 metres
Folded Wingspan: 64.8 metres
Tail Height: 19.5 metres
Cabin Width: 5.96 metres
Fuselage Width: 6.20 metres
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 351,534 kilograms
Maximum Range: 16,100 kilometres
Service Ceiling: 13,140 metres
Engines: General Electric GE9X

777-9

Cockpit crew: Two
Passengers: 400-425
Length: 76.7 metres
Unfolded Wingspan: 71.8 metres
Folded Wingspan: 64.8 metres
Tail Height: 19.7 metres
Cabin Width: 5.96 metres
Fuselage Width: 6.20 metres
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 351,534 kilograms
Maximum Range: 14,100 kilometres
Service Ceiling: 13,140 metres
Engines: General Electric GE9X

All photos courtesy of Boeing.