Almost two years after its maiden flight, the 777X will participate in an airshow for the first time. Boeing has confirmed that the largest twin-engine passenger jet in history will be present at the Dubai Airshow, which will take place from November 14th to 18th.
“Boeing is excited to fully participate in the Dubai Airshow, the first global airshow in almost two years, and to be able to engage directly with customers, partners, suppliers and other stakeholders from the region and beyond,” said Kuljit Ghata-Aura, president of Boeing Middle East, Turkey and Africa.
One of the four Boeing 777-9 prototypes will not only be on static display at the event, but will also participate in the flight program.
The 777X made its first flight in January 2020 and since then Boeing has been dedicated to the aircraft certification program with the goal of delivering the first production aircraft in 2023.3.
In addition to the huge jetliner, Boeing has confirmed the presence of the 737-9 ecoDemonstrator, in the colors of Alaska Airlines, and which is evaluating 20 technologies to reduce fuel use, emissions and noise. Another confirmed eco-friendly aircraft is the Etihad Airways 787-10, which uses sustainable fuel.
In the defense division, Boeing will feature the F-15EX Eagle II fighter, which is entering service with the USAF, and the T-7A advanced trainer, but both are not expected to be brought into the UAE. The KC-46A Pegasus tanker, the P-8 Poseidon, maritime patrol, and the tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey will be on display at the event.