A series of improvements to feature on the forthcoming Boeing 777X are set to benefit Business and VIP owners of the jet.
Designed specifically for longer trips, the 777X is going to make passengers even happier by incorporating technology and elements from the Dreamliner 787.
High on the list is the change in cabin altitude to 6000 ft compared to 8000 ft for the current version of the 777 as well as raising the humidity level similar to the 787. Other comforts that will be appreciated is better air filtration and the reduction of cabin noise due to better engine design, insulation and double the amount of air nozzles with reduced velocity.
Larger windows that are higher on the fuselage should make sightseeing easier and the wider cabin will give the airlines more choices on arrangement of different classes, as well as appealing to the VIP clients and their designers for more room for their custom touches.
The twin aisle 777X will come in two versions, the -8X with seating for 350 passengers and a range of more than 9300 nm and the 400 passenger -9X will have a range of more than 8,200 nm.
With over 300 commercial orders on the books, the 777X is slated to begin production in 2017 with first delivery in 2020. News on VIP variants still to follow.