Boeing says its 777-9 aircraft will advance India’s aviation ecosystem

Hyderabad: Boeing showcased its most ambitious 777-9 at the ongoing Wings India 2024 at the Begumpet airport here on Thursday, after a 16-hour trip from Hawaii.

The company has claimed that the 777-9 will be their best. It has updated technologies than those used in the 787 Dreamliner. The aircraft has a capacity to carry 426 passengers in a dual-class configuration.

Passengers would not feel as much turbulence, thanks to the flight control sense. The aircraft boasts of a lower cabin altitude of 6,000 feet, as against the existing 8,000 feet. Passengers will feel less of dryness in long-haul flights.

The aircraft is four inches wider than the current 777, giving more space to fliers. Also, the Boeing 777-9 is said to be the quietest wide-body jet. Boeing has received over 450 orders for this model from airlines like Emirates and Air India.

The signature addition in the B777-9 apart, the plane has a huge wingspan to augment efficiency.

The B777-9 features a novel carbon-fibre composite wing, entirely new engines and a natural laminar flow nacelle, all of which will help it attain a 10 per cent reduction in fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, and operating expenses compared to its competitors.

Additionally, it boasts a 40 per cent decrease in noise footprint. Boeing aims to offer an unparalleled level of comfort to passengers through its expansive cabins.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle )
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