reidar76 wrote:Can we conclude that the first 777-9 will enter service in about two years time? Give or take a few months.
From all the sources quoted in this tread, the time frame for service entry could be late 2022 or early 2023, both for the four door pairs and five door pairs variants.
I will not be surprised if there would be a further delay. The certification process might not go as Boeing expects. Maybe EASA will conduct a full review and demand that the 777-9 must be certified as new aircraft type. With grandfathering out the window, I would reckon Boeing would have to redesign several parts of the 777-9, thereby delaying service entry. Since all airlines that have the 777-9 on order plans to operate these in EU airspace, the EASAs decision will be important.
Well. Boeing is expecting TIA soon and that officially starts certification tests for the FAA. If EASA wanted that we would hear it. Also Patrick Ky said 777X certification will change slightly but it won’t affect the timing of the certification process. He said that last month or so.. so this scenario is slim