Boeing 777X Arrives in Dubai for 2021 Dubai Airshow

  • 777-9 flight test airplane makes its international debut, flying non-stop from Seattle to the United Arab Emirates
  • On display at the Dubai Airshow starting November 14
Dubai, United Arab Emirates November 9, 2021 Photo(s): By Boeing
Coming in for landing at Dubai World Central (DWC) 777X is making its international debut ahead of the Dubai Airshow.

The new Boeing 777X arrived at Dubai World Central at 14:02 p.m. (GST) today, ahead of the upcoming Dubai Airshow. The airplane will be on static display and featured in the show's flying program starting November 14.

The 777-9 flight test airplane made a nearly 15-hour nonstop flight from Seattle's Boeing Field to Dubai, the first international flight and longest flight to date for the 777X as it continues to undergo a rigorous test program.

Building on the best of the industry-leading 777 and 787 Dreamliner families, the 777-9 will be the world's largest and most efficient twin-engine jet, delivering 10% better fuel use, emissions and operating costs than the competition and an exceptional passenger experience. The 777X family has a total of 351 orders and commitments from eight leading customers around the globe. First delivery of the airplane is expected in late 2023.