September 4, 2015
The Boeing 777X team reached a key milestone this week with the completion of firm configuration for the 777-9, the first member of the 777X family. The team reached this milestone after years of collaboration with customers and suppliers to make sure Boeing had the optimal configuration for the airplane.
You may have noticed that Boeing dropped the “X” in our minor model designations. While it’s still the 777X family, we’ll now refer to the minor models as the 777-8 and 777-9. This naming convention keeps us consistent with minor model designations across the Boeing family.
The original blog post can be found on Randy’s Journal, a blog of thoughts and observations hosted by Randy Tinseth, vice president, marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes:boeing