Boeing has used the 2014 Farnborough Airshow to reveal new details about the cabin designs and amenities it will offer on the new 777X models which are due to enter service from 2020.
Boeing says it has applied designs it developed for the 787 line to the new 777, including a 6,000 foot cabin pressure altitude, 15 per cent larger and higher-positioned windows, and all new interior designs.
“Boeing has always been committed to exploration and research that leads to the right innovations needed to deliver a superior passenger experience,” Boeing’s 777X program vice president and general manager, Bob Feldmann said in a statement. “That commitment has established Boeing as the industry leader in interiors and will extend to the 777X. We’re already getting very positive feedback from our customers about the 777X’s design concepts, and we think passengers’ preference for the 777-300ER and 787 will continue with the 777X.”
The new interior design will be customisable by airlines, including overhead panels and stowage bins, and cabin dividers. LED lighting and higher levels of cabin air filtration will be standard, and cabin noise will be reduced by the new GE9X engines nacelle designs and higher bypass ratios.