Emirates Sees No 777X Deliveries Before 2022

Emirates is not expecting to fly the Boeing 777X until at least 2022. That’s a delay of twelve months on the current delivery assumptions. But the chief operating officer of Emirates is taking a realistic view of the problems besetting production of the plane.  Yesterday, Adel Al Redha flagged a probable 2022 delivery date for Emirates first 777X.

Further delays for 777X expected

The 777X is a stretched version of the Boeing 777. The 777X will come in two variations, the 777-9 and the slightly smaller 777-8. To date, only the 777-9 has been produced, and just two airlines have signed on the dotted line to buy the plane. The first deliveries were originally slated for 2020.

The Dubai based Emirates first ordered 150 of the shiny 777Xs in 2013. The big order encouraged Boeing to push on with developing the long-range aircraft. But getting the plane from the drawing board into the air has proved a troublesome process. The first test flight only took place in January.

The airline world is now also a very different place from 2013. The current woes of both Boeing and Emirates can attest to that.

A number of reasons for 777X production delays

Current delays concerning the 777X at Boeing can be attributed to a temporary production shutdown earlier this year due to COVID-19. There is also a lengthy certification process underway.

The Dubai based Emirates first ordered 150 of the shiny 777Xs in 2013. The big order encouraged Boeing to push on with developing the long-range aircraft. But getting the plane from the drawing board into the air has proved a troublesome process. The first test flight only took place in January.

The airline world is now also a very different place from 2013. The current woes of both Boeing and Emirates can attest to that.

A number of reasons for 777X production delays

Current delays concerning the 777X at Boeing can be attributed to a temporary production shutdown earlier this year due to COVID-19. There is also a lengthy certification process underway.

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