Pandora From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2200 times:
Boeing is into studying a further stretch of the 777-300X by 8 meters to seat around 60-80 more passengers!!! The aircraft will be a potential 747-400 replacement targeting many Asain airlines such as Korean Air and CX. I think its great !
Now that the 777-300X will be over 80meters long, I am quite curious to see what it will look like? A london tube? Ha! By the way, Boeing said the range will be around 13,500km. I don't believe this beacuse the aircraft is being enlarged, and therefore becomes heavy and requires more power and fuel. One suggestion-why not enlarge the wing to hold more fuel!
There are now a few airlines studying at the design and the -300X seems quite attrative too!
GoA340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1994 times:
The new 777 would be called 777-400 I guess since there will be already a B777-300ER. No wonder it will be ugly as hell, as ugly as a A340-700 (too narrow body to stretch it even further) would be, which will probably require different wings than in the A345/A346.
The -700 wont happen: Airbus will be too busy putting the A340NG & the A318 into the market, develop the A3XX while trying to find a replacement for the A300/A310