Video: Boeing unveils interior of 777X aircraft

Boeing has released a video showcasing the interior of its latest long-haul product, the 777X.

Fanfare around the development of the 777X has been muted, as Boeing struggles with a drop in customer confidence and public perception following its fatal Boeing 737 Max 8 disasters.

The Max 8's have grounded since two crashes involving the aircraft killed a total of 330 people.

Video: Boeing unveils interior of 777X aircraft
Photo credit: Boeing.

Launching a new long-haul aircraft is usually a major event for companies like Boeing. But this year, there was no red carpet or bells and whistles when the first 777X rolled out of the factory. In fact, its reveal barely made headlines, except for a few aviation websites.

But the 777X has features that make it one of the most unique airliners in the market.

It's massive wingspan means it may be too wide for some airport terminals. As a result, Boeing took inspiration from the wing mirrors of a car - the end of the 777X's wings fold up, allowing it to meet its required width on the ground.

The aircraft has inherited the larger windows from its sister aircraft, the 787 Dreamliner, as well as lower air pressurisation to reduce jet lag.

Video: Boeing unveils interior of 777X aircraft
Photo credit: Boeing.

With the aircraft still around a year away from its first delivery, more than 300 have been ordered by airlines such as Lufthansa and Cathay Pacific. Emirates alone has ordered 150.

Its first test flight is scheduled for early 2020, a year Boeing will be hoping brings less turbulence for it than 2019.

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