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tcaeyx wrote:
seabosdca wrote:
sincx wrote:
I recall Boeing saying that they will try to make the 777-8/9 cabin a few inches wider by making the insulation thinner. Were they actually able to do that, or is it still the same 16" seats in 3-4-3 economy?


No 16" seats (that is reserved for 10Y A350s). 10Y 777s have 17" or 17.2" seats depending on carrier (and aisle width). 10Y 777X can accommodate 18" seats with narrow aisles.


Sort of disingenuous of Boeing to be touting an extra 0.8-1 inch of width per seat when the new cabin is only 4 inches wider than the current 777. Am I missing something, or should we just get used to paper-thin armrests and 14 inch aisles?


No, thinner sidewalls.
 
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juliuswong wrote:
speedbird52 wrote:
Something about the 777-9 looks so much more graceful than the -300 and -200 series. I can't put my finger on what it is.

I think the curved winglet made it looks "fierce and dominating"



It's not a winglet. It's a folding wingtip. What you see is it in the raised position.
 
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:37 am

airzona11 wrote:
tcaeyx wrote:
seabosdca wrote:

No 16" seats (that is reserved for 10Y A350s). 10Y 777s have 17" or 17.2" seats depending on carrier (and aisle width). 10Y 777X can accommodate 18" seats with narrow aisles.


Sort of disingenuous of Boeing to be touting an extra 0.8-1 inch of width per seat when the new cabin is only 4 inches wider than the current 777. Am I missing something, or should we just get used to paper-thin armrests and 14 inch aisles?


No, thinner sidewalls.


I get that, but thinner side walls only got them 4 inches of additional width. Boeing is promising between 8-10 inches of width across all seats. Thats 4-6 inches that's unaccounted for by thinner sidewalls.
 
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Re: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now

Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:17 am

tcaeyx wrote:

I get that, but thinner side walls only got them 4 inches of additional width. Boeing is promising between 8-10 inches of width across all seats. Thats 4-6 inches that's unaccounted for by thinner sidewalls.


Boeing measures seat width as cushion width, Airbus measures between armrests. Same seat, different results.
 
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:15 am

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When LH received their first A380, they flew them on existing services to both LHR and CDG in place of the usual A320 Family. I don't see why that wouldn't be the case for the B779...


AF did this, but not LH. LH did training flights within Germany.
 
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:23 am

BA did training flights with the A380 to FRA and CDG........
 
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:48 am

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10Y 777X can accommodate 18" seats with narrow aisles.


AND narrow (1.5") armrests.

So in other words, you can fit A350-grade (18" between armrests, 1.5" armrests) seats at 10abreast on a 777X, if you have 17" aisles.
 
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:46 am

On an AA 777, the bulkhead seat is 16.5 in due to the wide armrest that has the tray.
 
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Did anybody else notice the 3rd one in the pic in adjacent building......


That third one is flight test 1

This Lufthansa airplane is flight test 3. They are all being built in order
 
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Roll out is march 13th
 
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Roll out is march 13th


Is this confirmed or speculation?
 
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Roll out is march 13th


Is this confirmed or speculation?
 
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Roll out is march 13th


Is this confirmed or speculation?


Confirmed
 
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:20 pm

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Something about the 777-9 looks so much more graceful than the -300 and -200 series. I can't put my finger on what it is.


It's those big ass wings! They make the 777-9 look like it means business in flight!
 
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:23 pm

speedbird52 wrote:
Something about the 777-9 looks so much more graceful than the -300 and -200 series. I can't put my finger on what it is.


It's those big ass wings! They make the 777-9 look like it means business.
 
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:24 pm

sincx wrote:
I recall Boeing saying that they will try to make the 777-8/9 cabin a few inches wider by making the insulation thinner. Were they actually able to do that, or is it still the same 16" seats in 3-4-3 economy?


Given current gen 777 cabin noise levels, especially compared to A330/A340/A350/A380/787 (all of which are WAYYY quieter), I am hoping that the thinning paneling/insulation will not mean EVEN more cabin noise for this beautiful big Boeing. I love the 777, but man is it noisy for a long flight!
I'd take a 14.5" seat ;-) on an 11-abreast whisper-quiet A350 over the noisy 777!!! :bouncy: :cheeky:
 
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:27 pm

oldannyboy wrote:
sincx wrote:
I recall Boeing saying that they will try to make the 777-8/9 cabin a few inches wider by making the insulation thinner. Were they actually able to do that, or is it still the same 16" seats in 3-4-3 economy?


Given current gen 777 cabin noise levels, especially compared to A330/A340/A350/A380/787 (all of which are WAYYY quieter), I am hoping that the thinning paneling/insulation will not mean EVEN more cabin noise for this beautiful big Boeing. I love the 777, but man is it noisy for a long flight!
I'd take a 14.5" seat ;-) on an 11-abreast whisper-quiet A350 over the noisy 777!!! :bouncy: :cheeky:


I flew on an older 772 and a new 77W recently and I really didn’t find the aircraft that loud, that is after flying an A333 and A343.
 
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:43 pm

ikolkyo wrote:
oldannyboy wrote:
sincx wrote:
I recall Boeing saying that they will try to make the 777-8/9 cabin a few inches wider by making the insulation thinner. Were they actually able to do that, or is it still the same 16" seats in 3-4-3 economy?


Given current gen 777 cabin noise levels, especially compared to A330/A340/A350/A380/787 (all of which are WAYYY quieter), I am hoping that the thinning paneling/insulation will not mean EVEN more cabin noise for this beautiful big Boeing. I love the 777, but man is it noisy for a long flight!
I'd take a 14.5" seat ;-) on an 11-abreast whisper-quiet A350 over the noisy 777!!! :bouncy: :cheeky:


I flew on an older 772 and a new 77W recently and I really didn’t find the aircraft that loud, that is after flying an A333 and A343.


I concur. Just flew on KE's 772ER round-trip but didn't find the noise all that disturbing or loud as some here make it out to be. However, I guess all depends on where you seat. I once flew seating behind the engines and it was loud but not much louder than A330 in the same section.
 
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:54 pm

ikolkyo wrote:
oldannyboy wrote:
sincx wrote:
I recall Boeing saying that they will try to make the 777-8/9 cabin a few inches wider by making the insulation thinner. Were they actually able to do that, or is it still the same 16" seats in 3-4-3 economy?


Given current gen 777 cabin noise levels, especially compared to A330/A340/A350/A380/787 (all of which are WAYYY quieter), I am hoping that the thinning paneling/insulation will not mean EVEN more cabin noise for this beautiful big Boeing. I love the 777, but man is it noisy for a long flight!
I'd take a 14.5" seat ;-) on an 11-abreast whisper-quiet A350 over the noisy 777!!! :bouncy: :cheeky:


I flew on an older 772 and a new 77W recently and I really didn’t find the aircraft that loud, that is after flying an A333 and A343.



The A333 is whisper quiet up front, but when you get toward the back it is significantly louder. It surprised me how much quieter it was up front.
 
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:58 pm

Does anyone know why they moved the door 3 so far back on the 9X? The -300ER has that door in the middle of the wing. Is it for faster evacuation? To make Business Class / Premium Eco Cabins more flexible?
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¡¡¡ more photos in boeing twitter today ¡¡¡¡......4 B777X in production now.....
 
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:15 pm

Please have economy in 3-3-3 seating!
 
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:20 pm

speedbird52 wrote:
juliuswong wrote:
speedbird52 wrote:
Something about the 777-9 looks so much more graceful than the -300 and -200 series. I can't put my finger on what it is.

I think the curved winglet made it looks "fierce and dominating"

Is the fuselage a little wider? It looks that way


Not on the outside.
 
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:24 pm

DLHAM wrote:
Does anyone know why they moved the door 3 so far back on the 9X? The -300ER has that door in the middle of the wing. Is it for faster evacuation? To make Business Class / Premium Eco Cabins more flexible?

Overwing exits were eliminated to save a little weight and to allow more space for seating. There are an optional exit pair between 3 and 4 for those who want higher pax configurations.
 
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:34 pm

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Please have economy in 3-3-3 seating!


Please convince every passenger to pay 10% more!
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:36 pm

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Why does Boeing (and Airbus?) produce customer AC so fast after test AC? You'd think they'd have to work the bugs out of the test AC before wanting to start on customer AC...

Remember LN 1435 of the B748 line...


It's really a test aircraft with a customer livery. The first test flights will be in the Boeing livery plane.
 
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:03 pm

michi wrote:
DeltaB717 wrote:
When LH received their first A380, they flew them on existing services to both LHR and CDG in place of the usual A320 Family. I don't see why that wouldn't be the case for the B779...


AF did this, but not LH. LH did training flights within Germany.


My mistake! I was sure I remembered seeing photos/videos and hearing of LH doing this, but my memory has been playing a few tricks lately :lol:
 
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:02 pm

Polot wrote:
DLHAM wrote:
Does anyone know why they moved the door 3 so far back on the 9X? The -300ER has that door in the middle of the wing. Is it for faster evacuation? To make Business Class / Premium Eco Cabins more flexible?

Overwing exits were eliminated to save a little weight and to allow more space for seating. There are an optional exit pair between 3 and 4 for those who want higher pax configurations.


I thought LH opted for NOT taking the optional pair of doors, but the photo shows they are in place ...

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Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:10 pm

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FrenchPotatoEye wrote:
Spetsnaz55 wrote:
Roll out is march 13th


Is this confirmed or speculation?


Confirmed


If 13 March is the rollout, I would assume frame #1 would have to be
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Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:20 am

juliuswong wrote:
speedbird52 wrote:
Something about the 777-9 looks so much more graceful than the -300 and -200 series. I can't put my finger on what it is.

I think the curved winglet made it looks "fierce and dominating"


I wouldn’t expect anything less for Boeing’s 747 replacement. Once some of the airlines on the fence see it in action, orders will come flowing in.
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Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:09 am

rufusmi wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
oldannyboy wrote:

Given current gen 777 cabin noise levels, especially compared to A330/A340/A350/A380/787 (all of which are WAYYY quieter), I am hoping that the thinning paneling/insulation will not mean EVEN more cabin noise for this beautiful big Boeing. I love the 777, but man is it noisy for a long flight!
I'd take a 14.5" seat ;-) on an 11-abreast whisper-quiet A350 over the noisy 777!!! :bouncy: :cheeky:


I flew on an older 772 and a new 77W recently and I really didn’t find the aircraft that loud, that is after flying an A333 and A343.



The A333 is whisper quiet up front, but when you get toward the back it is significantly louder. It surprised me how much quieter it was up front.


Yes, I do have to agree with you on that. The A330 can be whisper quiet up front, but at the back the aerodynamic and wind noise + engine note (depending on engines - there is significant difference) is give or take on a par with other types - yes, the difference can be quite shocking!
The 777 I find to be really quite loud throughout the cabin, so there's less of a marked difference between up front and the back of the ship. The aircon system/packs + aircon nozzles are really loud on the Boeing though!
The A350 for some reason is similar to the A330: whisper quiet up front, but not terribly so at the back; while the 787 is very quiet throughout.

Nothing can beat the A346 or the A380 though!
Talking of which... The other day I had a pretty bad argument while flying on a whisper quiet A346... there was a lady to my back who was talking really loudly with a friend in the row behind as if she was sitting in her own living room, to the point that I was unable to hear the film I was watching, and in the quiet cabin it was sooo annoying... Not something that would happen in a 777!
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Re: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now

Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:34 am

Why do they still call it the 777X. Isn't it now the 777-9?
 
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Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:09 am

777X is the family, to distinguish it from what Boeing is now calling the "777" (which itself encompasses both the original 777 variants and the "Longer Range 777" family consisting of the -300ER, -F, and -200LR).

777-9 and 777-8 are the models in the family. They dropped their Xes upon launch, as is traditional practice for future Boeings.

https://www.boeing.com/commercial/777x/
 
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Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:54 am

¿how many test frames in the programme?
 
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pabloeing wrote:
¿how many test frames in the programme?


Four altogether.
 
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Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:36 pm

The 777X with 18" Aisles and 2" armrests can fit 10 seats across each 17.2".
1.5" armrests, and 17" aisles allows a 10 abreast seat width of just over 18".
These seat widths are calculated using the "Airbus" method.
By comparison the 359 at 10 abreast with 2" armrests and 18" aisles can accommodate a 15.45" seat.
With 1.5" armrests and 15" aisles, the seat width can be 16.7".
The 777X fuselage is 17'5" wider than the 350 fuselage.
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Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:56 pm

What about 18 inch aisles and 1.5 inch armrests?
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Why do they still call it the 777X. Isn't it now the 777-9?


While the 777-9 is the official configuration, it is still an X plane until certified by the FAA. I believe all flights prior to certification will be flying under experimental ticket.

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bikerthai wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
Why do they still call it the 777X. Isn't it now the 777-9?


While the 777-9 is the official configuration, it is still an X plane until certified by the FAA. I believe all flights prior to certification will be flying under experimental ticket.

bt


I thinks it's actively marketed as the 'X'. The certification will distinguish each as the dash 8/dash 9, but in the same way the 737NG was called the NG and the MAXs called MAX, the 777-8/9 are grouped as 777X.
 
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NZ321 wrote:
What about 18 inch aisles and 1.5 inch armrests?

Well the math says it would be 17.9". I think the Boeing standard config is 19" isle, 1.6" arm rests and 17.5" seats.

Although if seatguru is to be believed (not a great source), apparently LH uses 17" Y seats for all of the frames in their wide body fleet irrespective of models.
 
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FrenchPotatoEye wrote:
bikerthai wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
Why do they still call it the 777X. Isn't it now the 777-9?


While the 777-9 is the official configuration, it is still an X plane until certified by the FAA. I believe all flights prior to certification will be flying under experimental ticket.

bt


I thinks it's actively marketed as the 'X'. The certification will distinguish each as the dash 8/dash 9, but in the same way the 737NG was called the NG and the MAXs called MAX, the 777-8/9 are grouped as 777X.

Yes, you can see that by the fact that Boeing is painting “777X” on the folding wingtip. The 777-8 and 777-9 are part of the 777X family, as would a stretched future 777-10 variant be. As you say just like how the 737-600/700/800/900 are 737NGs, and 737-7/8/9/10 are 737MAXes.
 
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sabby wrote:
NZ321 wrote:
What about 18 inch aisles and 1.5 inch armrests?

Well the math says it would be 17.9". I think the Boeing standard config is 19" isle, 1.6" arm rests and 17.5" seats.

Although if seatguru is to be believed (not a great source), apparently LH uses 17" Y seats for all of the frames in their wide body fleet irrespective of models.

Boeing’s “standard configuration” right now is just 18” aisles. They do not breakdown seat or armrest width in their ACAP right now, just the width the seat blocks have to be. With 18” aisles and 2” armrest the seats are 17.2”, with 1.5” armrests they are 17.86”

Note current 10Y 777 standard configuration is 17” seat, 17” aisle, and 2” armrest.
 
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sincx wrote:
I recall Boeing saying that they will try to make the 777-8/9 cabin a few inches wider by making the insulation thinner. Were they actually able to do that, or is it still the same 16" seats in 3-4-3 economy?


No 16" seats (that is reserved for 10Y A350s). 10Y 777s have 17" or 17.2" seats depending on carrier (and aisle width). 10Y 777X can accommodate 18" seats with narrow aisles.


16" is reserved for 9 abreast A330 and 8 abreast 767s, the 10 abreast A350 seat will be 16.8~16.9", I guess it is fair to call that 17".

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I flew on an older 772 and a new 77W recently and I really didn’t find the aircraft that loud, that is after flying an A333 and A343.


Unless you walk right from one plane into the other, you have zero chance at spotting even a fairly large difference, like double, or even for times the noise level.

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speedbird52 wrote:
Something about the 777-9 looks so much more graceful than the -300 and -200 series. I can't put my finger on what it is.


It's those big ass wings! They make the 777-9 look like it means business in flight!


That is going to be one damn fine looking aircraft. Nice elegant and long, swan like. With LH it is also almost swan coloured:)

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Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:06 pm

People who complain that modern airliners all look boring or the same are forgetting to look at the wings. On today's widebodies they are so elegant. The A330 started the modern trend toward long, high-aspect-ratio wings and was the most beautiful airliner in service for a while as a result. Then the 787 and A350 took it up a notch. This 777X wing is the best one yet.
 
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Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:14 pm

seabosdca wrote:
People who complain that modern airliners all look boring or the same are forgetting to look at the wings. On today's widebodies they are so elegant. The A330 started the modern trend toward long, high-aspect-ratio wings and was the most beautiful airliner in service for a while as a result. Then the 787 and A350 took it up a notch. This 777X wing is the best one yet.


And don't forget the oversized engines on these new birds. The 787 and 350 engines are large in comparison to older twin WBs and the 777-8/9's engines are ridiculous! The large engines add to the appeal IMO.

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