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Emirates plans to replace 777s with new Boeing modelDubai airline Emirates plans to replace "a large chunk" of its Boeing 777 aircraft with a new model launched by the planemaker, Emirates' President Tim Clark said on Monday. Boeing announced earlier in May that it had begun selling an upgraded aircraft family code-named 777X, launching a race against Airbus for sales of long-haul jets. Fast-growing Gulf carriers are expected to be the first and biggest customers for Boeing's latest offering. "I'm looking to replace… (uk.reuters.com) More...
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I just read in the Wall Street Journal that the wings will be a composite design similar to the 787. Many US locations getting in line to bid for the plant.
If it has the reliability and great reputation of the 777 Aircraft family.It will be number one.The airlines and passengers love them!!!
I had the best experience by flying the Emirates, their service and state of the art aircrafts are the best on the air this days,a pleasure to fly with them.
Boeing better get cracking on the details of what they are planning. They haven't even approved the program yet, much less anything else. I wonder what they would improve/focus on - more carbon fiber? engines? capacity? range?
The flight deck will be similar to the 787 layout, upgraded engines and interiors will be updated as well. Most of the ideas will be derived from the 787. The skin/airframe will remain the same.
Any airline that buys a 777 has made an excellent choice.