Removing a veil of secrecy on the features of the new generation 777, Bentrott told K that the efficiency of the aeroplane would be phenomenal. Combining the new engine technology with composite wings would make the new machine 20% plus more fuel efficient than its older version.
Boeing has also increased the 777 wing span to 233 feet with composite material. "And we are also offering a folding wing tip. This allows the airplane to be able to park in today's 777 300-yard gates without infrastructural modifications at the airport.
Bentrott said the 777x is basically the size of today's 777-30ER and have the range capability of around 9,300 miles. "That is a pretty long-distance airplane flying 350-360 passengers."
"But it will use a lot of systems that are currently there on the 777 as we are convinced of the reliability of the systems which bring value to the product."
"We are looking at features like larger windows as in the case of the Dreamliner. We are also looking at improving the cabin, interior, lighting and ambience, as well as making the humidity level more comfortable," Bentrott explained. -
Copyright 2013 - Khaleej Times, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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