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  (Source: boeing.com)
It will have a range of 9,500 nautical miles

Boeing has started selling a new aircraft family – codenamed 777X – which will feature the world’s longest-range jet for passengers.
 
The new family will be upgraded versions of Boeing’s popular 777 wide-body jet. Its most popular (and profitable) plane is the 777-300ER, which is a 365-seat jet that launched in 2004.
 
As for the new 777X family, Boeing has been showing off two members to airlines – the 400-seat 777-9X, and the long-distance 777-8X.
 
While the 777-9X is meant to be the competitor to the Airbus A350-1000, the 777-8X would be the king of distance with a range of 9,500 nautical miles.
 
The 777-8X would be the successor to Boeing’s current winner of distance, the 777-200LR.
 
While long-distance jets are considered a niche (mainly due to the fact that the first few hours of long flights are spent burning fuel to carry even more fuel needed for the remainder of the flight), Boeing plans to offer the plane as an option for long trips from places like the Middle East to South America.
 
Sales of long-distance jets haven’t been too impressive. For instance, Boeing has only sold 59 777-200LRs since its debut in 2007. However, it has sold 687 short-range 777-300ER planes.
 
Because of this, Boeing expects to sell more 777-9X jets than 777-8Xs, but the two could go hand-in-hand as the 777-9X’s extra powerful engines and larger wings could give airlines more efficient use of the 777-8X.
 
The main model of the 777-9X is expected to be in service toward the end of the decade. There’s no word on when the 777-8X will be available.

Source: Yahoo News



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What kind of plane is it?
By Mitch101 on 5/5/2013 9:44:08 PM , Rating: 3
Oh, it's a big pretty white plane with blue stripes, curtains in the windows and wheels and it looks like a big Tylenol!

I picked a bad week to stop sniffing glue.




RE: What kind of plane is it?
By Bad-Karma on 5/5/2013 11:49:05 PM , Rating: 2
Now that one was a great line.... Thank you sir, haven't seen that one in years, now I got to go watch it.

Why you got voted down must be a generational thing.


RE: What kind of plane is it?
By Schadenfroh on 5/6/13, Rating: 0
RE: What kind of plane is it?
By StevoLincolnite on 5/6/2013 1:25:07 AM , Rating: 1
Why the hate against those who are Jewish? Isn't one of the freedoms in the United States the "freedom of religion?".


RE: What kind of plane is it?
By integr8d on 5/6/2013 3:04:03 AM , Rating: 2
Yes. Also is the freedom to watch classic movies from which one might glean the reference.


RE: What kind of plane is it?
By Solandri on 5/6/2013 4:45:12 AM , Rating: 4
Surely, you can't be serious? Here, watch these. Then when you're done, go rent the movie.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEB200E4802A...

Big pretty white plane is from this clip:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5neabZ5pVQ#t=0m57s

Jews for Jesus is from this clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNkpIDBtC2c#t=0m51s


RE: What kind of plane is it?
By Mitch101 on 5/6/2013 3:25:18 PM , Rating: 2
Feeling a huge generation gap here.

I love how the Jet plane has propeller sound effects. There are a ton of underlying jokes within the movie too like leave it to beavers mom talking jive. The poo hitting the fan is that kind of shock visual value way ahead of There's something about Mary delivered.

Like Scary Movie is a mockery of all the horror movies produced in the last couple years Airplane was a mockery of all the disaster plan movies back then.

Oh and stop calling me Shirley!


By Skywalker123 on 5/6/2013 12:37:30 AM , Rating: 2
Now if u can get off the crack , you might be ok


RE: What kind of plane is it?
By Vardant on 5/6/2013 3:10:26 PM , Rating: 2
The Airbus A350 XWB - 900R has a range of 10,300 mmi.


RE: What kind of plane is it?
By e36Jeff on 5/6/2013 4:47:03 PM , Rating: 3
The A350 900R is also just a design proposal thus far, and has not been scheduled for production yet nor is Airbus currently offering it for sale. The 777-8X is being offered for sale at this time. The A350 900R will take the long-range title if/when it moves beyond the design proposal stage.


RE: What kind of plane is it?
By Apone on 5/9/2013 1:28:00 PM , Rating: 2
(/Holding a power plug that powers the runway lights)

"Bwah ha ha!...Just kidding"

(/plugs it back in).


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