Once completed, the 777-9X is to have the widest wingspan of any aircraft in the company's 102-year history: 235 feet, five inches. Its hinged wingtips alone measure 12 feet, with locking pins to.
The B777X has a wingspan of 64.8m on the ground and can use existing gates, the same as the B777-300ER. Folded down for takeoff, the 3.5m tips increase span by 7m to 71.8m and the tips are pointed.
The 777X has a wingspan of 71m. Only when folded are it's wings about the same width, 64-65m, as its competitor, the A350-1000. Airport gate width. Wingspan matters when designing an aircraft to operate into existing terminal gates at the specific airports used by the makers' customers. Boeing wants their 777X to be able to fit where the old 777 and its newer competitors can fit. Aircraft.
Boeing has launched its newest airliner, the 777X, at the 2013 Dubai Airshow. The aircraft is designed with folding wing-tips that will increase wingspan and, as a result, fuel efficiency without.
The new Boeing 777X will be the world’s largest and most efficient twin-engine jet, unmatched in every aspect of performance. With new breakthroughs in aerodynamics and engines, the 777X will deliver 10 percent lower fuel use and emissions and 10 percent lower operating costs than the competition. A true family, the 777X offers low-risk, profitable growth, industry-leading reliability and.
The 777X has a wingspan of 235 ft 5 in, but with the wingtips folded up that decreases to 212 ft 9 in, the same as current 777s. An increased wingspan produces extra lift, which reduces fuel burn.
Liebherr-Aerospace’s compact fold subsystem will use a motor and rotating actuator to fold the wing-tip after landing, reducing the wingspan of the wide-body 777X by 3.5m on each side to 64.8m. The special wing-tips will be extended back into the horizontal position for take-off, which will provide an extended span to increase fuel efficiency.
The moving wingtips -- the first of their kind on a commercial jetliner --- will cut the 777x's enormous wingspan from 235 feet down to just under 213 feet. That will let the plane fit at airport.