Page 1 of 20

Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:43 am
by qf789
Welcome to the dedicated thread for the first flight of the 777-9 which is expected to take flight for the first time later today (weather permitting of course). Please add your comments below

Boeing will have a live broadcast of the event from 925am PST with departure expected to be around 10am

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/777x/f ... 28205858=1

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:40 am
by Miquel787
Hopefully the first flight is a succes..Boeing can use some positive news.I was reading somewhere that they are aiming a 5 hour flight. Correct me if i.m wrong.

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:38 am
by F27500
Whats the purpose of having the 777 and 787 lines? They are pretty similar in size/mission, no? Why both?

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:45 am
by Polot
F27500 wrote:
Whats the purpose of having the 777 and 787 lines? They are pretty similar in size/mission, no? Why both?

The 777X is much larger than the 787.

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:26 pm
by Opus99
Polot wrote:
F27500 wrote:
Whats the purpose of having the 777 and 787 lines? They are pretty similar in size/mission, no? Why both?

The 777X is much larger than the 787.

Yes. Much much larger

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:31 pm
by SDL
777-9 426pax in 2 glass 13500km
787-9 296pax 13950km
787-10 336pax 11750km

The size difference is big.
Time Will tell If Airlines think they need the size or not when we see the sales numbers over time.

F27500 wrote:
Whats the purpose of having the 777 and 787 lines? They are pretty similar in size/mission, no? Why both?

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:39 pm
by Opus99
I think the 777x will work very well for legacy airlines. If you have the demand to fill up the 777x it will be the favourite of the fleet and of course we know it’s easier to fill up than the 380. I think the 777x is the maximum that airlines need. The 380 went overboard. The airlines that currently have it on order will enjoy it but airline like per se SWISS might not enjoy it as much because they might not be able to reap the benefits as much as BA or Emirates who can fill up this aircraft. Aircrafts like the 787 and A350 are low risk, flexible and super efficient and you can’t go wrong with them. The 777X can be as great or even greater than the 350/787 but ONLY if you can fill it up.

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:15 pm
by DALMD80
Do we know what is going to happen during this flight?

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:34 pm
by qf789
Could we please just discuss the topic, that being about the 777X first flight

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:42 pm
by uta999
Some useful background to today's first flight from the Seattle Times.

Lifted by unique wings and massive engines, Boeing 777X scheduled to finally take flight Friday morning.

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/b ... y-morning/

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:27 pm
by Jet-lagged
F27500 wrote:
Whats the purpose of having the 777 and 787 lines? They are pretty similar in size/mission, no? Why both?


The 777 looks cooler. And the 777-9 is the coolest looking of them all. So this will be an extra cool first flight.

I guess I’ll have to fight the morning traffic and go try see the thing take off.

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:30 pm
by dtw2hyd
Is there a webcast of this event?

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:31 pm
by scbriml
dtw2hyd wrote:
Is there a webcast of this event?


See first post!

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:31 pm
by mxaxai
dtw2hyd wrote:
Is there a webcast of this event?

There's a website set up for it but it still says "coming soon".
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/777x/first-flight

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:35 pm
by dtw2hyd
scbriml wrote:
dtw2hyd wrote:
Is there a webcast of this event?


See first post!
mxaxai wrote:
dtw2hyd wrote:
Is there a webcast of this event?

There's a website set up for it but it still says "coming soon".
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/777x/first-flight



Thank You guys.

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:58 pm
by uta999
Here is a link to FlightRadar24 at Paine Field, Everett.

The first 777-X should appear in the next hour or so when it powers up. It's 8am there.

https://www.flightradar24.com/47.91,-122.29/14

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:12 pm
by Revelation
Twitter search of #777x tag ( https://twitter.com/hashtag/777X?src=ha ... ick&f=live ) shows various #avgeeks are there in person for the big event.

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:14 pm
by qf789
Boeing 779 N779XW parked at the Everett Delivery Center

Image

https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/12 ... 95040?s=20

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:19 pm
by Western727
My cousin, who's on the 777x flight test team, is understandably STOKED as heck. "It's been a long road". No kidding! I'm hopeful that things go smoothly today.

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:26 pm
by qf789
These shots have been taken from inside the delivery center

Image

Image

https://twitter.com/SamChuiPhotos/statu ... 46912?s=20

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:34 pm
by qf789
There is currently a pre flight 777X media briefing underway

https://twitter.com/GlennFarleyK5/statu ... 66368?s=20

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:36 pm
by MileHFL400
qf789 wrote:
These shots have been taken from inside the delivery center

Image

Image

https://twitter.com/SamChuiPhotos/statu ... 46912?s=20



That’s interesting, why would it be parked there?

Also noticed on Flightradar24 that their B777-9 icon is the same one used as the 737.

So is FF definitely on for today?

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:44 pm
by Western727
MileHFL400 wrote:

So is FF definitely on for today?


As far as wx is concerned, it's MVFR as of the last update 50 mins ago at KPAE, with broken clouds at 028 and 042, with overcast clouds at 050. Visibility is 10 SM. I don't know if that meets the flight test team's requirements?

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:49 pm
by VV
For now it still looks like a go.

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:57 pm
by ER757
Flightaware doesn't have it listed under scheduled departures from KPAE as of now (08:55 PST)

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:00 pm
by JetBuddy
The 777X FF Live webcast is now just offline.

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/777x/first-flight

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:01 pm
by Western727
As of 7 min ago the conditions have degraded from MVFR to IFR, with broken clouds at 700' AGL. Winds seem largely head-on for rwy 16: 170 degrees at 16 kt w/gusts up to 23 kt.

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:01 pm
by Opus99
Looking at the weather around the Everett area and it should still definitely be a go

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:04 pm
by Jet-lagged
The parking lot at the Future of Flight visitors centers is basically full. A small crowd standing on the grass.

Inside Boeing is selling a VIP pass to the viewing deck, which includes continental breakfast and a bag of souvenirs.....and a rain poncho of course.

A Dreamlifter is currently parked outside where they unload fuselage parts.

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:07 pm
by uta999
Apparently it rains 300 days a year in Seattle

Tom Hanks

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:09 pm
by bikerthai
Anyone have a bead on the chase plane? We may get a primer when that plane takes off.

bt

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:15 pm
by ikolkyo
I wonder if we will ever have a Boeing first flight on a Sunny day

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:18 pm
by FlyingViking
I'm not getting anything on the webcast. Just a blue screen.

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:19 pm
by Jet-lagged
There’s patches of blue sky overhead! Still pretty breezy though. At least the wind is coming from the south.

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:19 pm
by Western727
uta999 wrote:
Apparently it rains 300 days a year in Seattle

Tom Hanks


Probably more than that...! ;)

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:22 pm
by Noshow
Blue screen for me only. Are we at t minus four?

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:22 pm
by Revelation
Perhaps a silly question, but is there a way to get an Alexa to play the webcast audio, i.e. "Alexa, play 777x first flight"?

I'm doing stuff all around the house and would love to hear the audio and only have to go to the computer just as takeoff is imminent.

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:24 pm
by PixelPilot
I'm sooo excited for this!
Fingers crossed so they get a perfect test.

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:25 pm
by Noshow
So what is she doing now please? Still at the delivery center? Pushback? Start up? Who is the crew?
Is anybody there to enlighten us please?

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:29 pm
by ptwings
Noshow wrote:
Blue screen for me only. Are we at t minus four?

11 thousand people watching a blue screen, maybe a record :)

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:30 pm
by qf789

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:30 pm
by morrisond
The Audio just went live

Edit - Now it's gone

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:32 pm
by Breathe
morrisond wrote:
The Audio just went live

And... its gone silent again. :scratchchin:

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:32 pm
by Revelation
ptwings wrote:
Noshow wrote:
Blue screen for me only. Are we at t minus four?

11 thousand people watching a blue screen, maybe a record :)

Would love to see this on a big screen using smart-tv / roku / fire stick, having to sit in front of a PC is so 2000s...

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:32 pm
by uta999
The server is probably a ZX-81

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:32 pm
by Noshow
I don't get any sound yet.

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:34 pm
by dtw2hyd
Noshow wrote:
Blue screen for me only. Are we at t minus four?


There was audio for few seconds.

Dark Clouds earlier and a rainbow, now windy, per @dominicgates

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:35 pm
by JetBuddy
Revelation wrote:
ptwings wrote:
Noshow wrote:
Blue screen for me only. Are we at t minus four?

11 thousand people watching a blue screen, maybe a record :)

Would love to see this on a big screen using smart-tv / roku / fire stick, having to sit in front of a PC is so 2000s...


You could just buy an HDMI cable and hook up your PC to the TV. Problem solved.

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:35 pm
by qf789
According to Dominic Gates wind is whipping up and may delay the schedule

https://twitter.com/dominicgates/status ... 43136?s=20

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:35 pm
by DALMD80
Can't access the site... Maybe it crashed?
The site, not the plane.