How many Boeing 777X have been ordered so far?

The world’s largest twin-engine widebody is expected to enter service in 2025, capable of carrying more than 400 passengers

With the end of production of the 747 and A380, the Boeing 777X became the largest commercial aircraft available for sale on the market.

The widebody derived from the original series launched in the 90s is also the largest twin-engine passenger jet ever developed, promising to offer very large operational savings compared to current aircraft.

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However, the program suffered several setbacks, including problems with the development of the GE9X engines, the largest turbofans ever built.

Boeing is also under the scrutiny of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which after the accidents with the 737 MAX became more judicious in the certification process.

Lufthansa´s Boeing 777-9 rendering

As a result, the planemaker’s expectation is that the 777-9, the first and largest variant of the new family, will only enter into service in 2025.

The 777-8F cargo version is expected in 2028 while the passenger 777-8 does not yet have a secure forecast.

How many orders has the Boeing 777X?

Customer 777-8F 777-8 777-9 777X* Total
Air India 10 10
All Nippon Airways 2 18 20
British Airways 18 18
Cargolux 10 10
Cathay Pacific 21 21
Emirates 35 170 57 262
Ethiopian Airlines 8 8
Etihad Airways 8 17 25
Lufthansa 7 20 27
Qatar Airways 34 40 74
Silk Way West Airlines 2 2
Singapore Airlines 31 31
Unidentified Customer(s) 32 32
Total Gross Orders 55 43 353 89 540
Emirates not recognized orders 57
Total Net Orders 55 43 353 32 483

*Confirmed and estimated data

But after all, how many customers have chosen the 777X family so far? Boeing does not report net orders, but only gross orders, which means that part of these orders may not actually be exercised.

By June 2024, the US planemaker recorded 540 gross orders from 12 known customers and 32 aircraft from undisclosed buyers.

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Boeing, however, shows that it has 483 firm family orders in another table, which matches the information contained in the unfilled orders report.

Of the three versions, only the 777-8 Freighter maintains 55 firm orders while the passenger 777-8 has 43 orders and the 777-9 at least 353 orders.

After crossing several data, it is possible to have an estimate close to reality about how many orders Boeing has for the new series.

British Airways ordered 18 Boeing 777-9 (Boeing)

Air India – 10 Boeing 777-9

Air India is one of the latest customer for the 777X, having announced a firm order for 10 aircraft months ago as part of its global project. They are all from the larger version, 777-9.

All Nippon Airways – 18 777-9 and two 777-8F

ANA is a long-time 777X customer and initially ordered 20 777-9 jets. But in July 2022, Japan’s airline decided to convert two 777-9s into the 777-8F cargo version.

British Airways – 18 777-9

The UK flag carrier has a firm order for 18 Boeing 777-9s since 2019 and has kept the deal intact.

Cargolux selected the 777-8 Freighter as replacement for 747-400 fleet

Cargolux – 10 777-8F

Traditional Boeing customer, Cargolux has become a future operator of the 777-8F, which will replace its 747 freighters.

Cathay Pacific – 21 777-9

The Hong Kong-based airline placed an order for 21 777-9s in 2013 and even considered exchanging part of them for the freighter model, however, there has been no announcement yet from Boeing or Cathay.

Emirates Airline – 170 777-9 and 35 777-8

The 777X’s biggest customer, Emirates, has an order shrouded in mystery. According to a Boeing report, there are 262 aircraft on order, but the airline recognizes 205 orders.

According to her, there are 170 777-9 model aircraft and 35 777-8 aircraft, thanks to the new agreement signed in November 2023.

Comparing the information, it is understood that there are 57 orders considered by Boeing, but not included by Emirates.

The first Emirates’ Boeing 777-9 on assembly line (Emirates Airline)

Ethiopian Airlines – eight 777-9s

In March, Ethiopian Airlines, a traditional Boeing customer, announced a deal for eight 777-9s despite also operating the Airbus A350.

Etihad Airways – 17 777-9s and eight 777-8s

Etihad is the other customer for the smaller version of the 777X, which has the longest range of the family at 8,745 nautical miles (16,190 km).

The Abu Dhabi-based airline has eight orders for the variant, as well as 17 777-9s.

Ethiopian Airlines 777-9 renderings
Ethiopian Airlines 777-9 renderings (Boeing)

Lufthansa – 20 777-9s and seven 777-8Fs

The German carrier is the launch customer for the 777X, having purchased 20 Boeing 777-9s in 2013. In 2022, Lufthansa decided to also invest in the 777-8F freighter, with an extra order for seven aircraft.

Qatar Airways – 40 777-9 and 34 777-8F

Qatar was the launch customer for the 777-8 Freighter in January 2022, ordering 34 aircraft from the start. Part of the total was a conversion of its initial order of 60 passenger 777Xs. Now, the airline has 74 firm orders in the series.

Singapore Airlines 777-9 renderings (Boeing)

Silk Way West – two 777-8F

The Azerbaijani cargo airline has ordered two 777-8Fs that will operate in conjunction with its rival, the Airbus A350F.

Singapore Airlines – 31 777-9

A major operator of the original 777, Singapore placed an order for 20 777-9s in 2017 and in February 2021 added 11 more aircraft to the deal with Boeing.

Unidentified customers

Boeing is preserving the identity of one or more customers in 32 777X orders.

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