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Firming things up

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.


777X can now be seen on the belly of the airplane.
777X can now be seen on the belly of 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 777X name has built tremendous equity and industry recognition since its launch in 2013. The 777 stands for efficiency, passenger appeal, flagship status for airlines and industry leading reliability. Combining 777 with the “X” means taking all of those great attributes to a new level.


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:

Randy’s Journal: Firming Things Up

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