The new 777X from Boeing seems to be having technical problems since the testing phase. Specifically, the front door would have been detached from the first flight.
Boeing overcame 737 MAX aircraft problems and tried to stay out of the test phase, but inspectors from the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) confirmed several inconsistencies during the tests. with the new 777X.
As a result, the tests were suspended, and company representatives failed to make official statements about whether or not the first scheduled flight for early 2020 was postponed.
“The incident is about to be examined, and the team is working to understand the origin of the problem,” the spokesman said in an email.
Unofficial sources have maintained that, during the flight, one of the entrance doors was simply smashed, being part of the pressurization process, although such incidents rarely occur.
However, these tests are necessary because they are part of an aircraft approval process, being subjected to tests that go beyond normal operating conditions.
Boeing 777X is the latest in the Boeing 777 family of two engines from Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The 777X will have new GE9X engines, new composite wings with folding wing tips, a larger cabin with greater passenger capacity, technologies from the Boeing 787.
The 777X Boeing was launched in November 2013 with two variants: 777-8 and 777-9. The 777-8 series offers seating for 365 passengers and has a range of 8,690 nmi (16,090 km), while 777-9 has seating for 414 passengers and a range of over 7,525 nmi (13,936 km). The 777-9 series is expected to fly in 2020, but we will see if this will really happen.