DrThe new Boeing 777-900 is the prototype of the new generation of wide-body aircraft. It only needs two engines instead of four to accommodate distances and weights similar to those of the previous four-engined aerospace giants, the Boeing 747 and Airbus A380. At 76.7 metres, the twin-engine plane is the tallest aircraft in civil aviation and seats up to 400 passengers, but is 40 percent lower than the carbon dioxide emissions of the Boeing 747-400 and is said to be 50 percent quieter. From this early jumbo.
During the brief visit of the first plane Friday in Frankfurt, which was still carrying countless test equipment and cutting tanks inside instead of passengers, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr emphasized that Lufthansa was of particular interest to this aircraft at the start of the new phase of attaching importance on sustainable aviation. It’s still about delivering the highest quality to passengers and operating profitably, but it’s also about pursuing these goals responsibly for preserving the planet. Boeing’s new aircraft is a huge step forward in this direction.
Lufthansa has so far placed firm orders for 20 new aircraft. According to a spokesperson, it is certain that the first seven aircraft, which consist largely of composite materials, will be stationed at the largest German airport. Spohr left it open whether the entire fleet would have its home airfield here. However, he emphasized that the Orphan A380 shipyard in Frankfurt – Lufthansa is now completely retired from Airbus’ double-decker – is perfect for the beautiful new aircraft.
A special feature of the 777-900 is the retractable wingtips, which enable the aircraft to dock at construction sites at all airports despite its nearly 72-meter wingspan. Spohr took the opportunity of a brief visit from Stan Deal, head of commercial aircraft division for US aircraft maker Boeing, to snatch a promise to deliver the first 777-900 to Lufthansa so that it can begin service from Frankfurt in 2023. The background to this is that the development of the aircraft with its newly designed engines With a massive diameter of 4.40 meters it took longer than it originally did.