Boeing 777-9 to Make India Debut at Wings India 2024

Show: Wings India 2024 - Day 1 By SP’s Correspondent
BOEING 777-9

Boeing's new widebody 777-9 jet will touch down in India for the first time, as the aerospace company brings the newest member of its marketleading widebody family to Wings India 2024 in Hyderabad. Based on the most successful twin-aisle airplane ever, the 777, and with advanced technologies from the 787 Dreamliner family, the 777-9 will be the world's largest and most efficient twin-engine jet. Boeing has booked more than 450 orders for the 777X family, which includes the 777-8 and 777-9 passenger models and 777-8 Freighter.

"We welcome the opportunity to introduce the state-of-the-art 777-9 to India and look forward to its induction in our customers' fleets over the coming years. The 777-9 will become the flagship of many airlines around the world," said Ryan Weir, Boeing Vice President, Commercial Sales and Marketing for India.

At Wings India 2024, Boeing will underscore its commitment to fostering an Atmanirbhar aerospace ecosystem in India with an exhibit showcasing cutting-edge technologies, services, top-tier sustenance, and training capabilities.

"Our dedication to bolstering India's civil aviation growth remains unwavering, providing efficient aircraft, top-notch services, and innovative solutions in line with the Atmanirbhar Bharat vision." said Salil Gupte, President, Boeing India. "We are excited to reinforce our commitment to India's aerospace industry and showcase our leading products and services at Wings India 2024."

Boeing will provide commercial market insights in addition to offering these experiential opportunities during the airshow:

  • The 777-9 flight test airplane is expected to arrive in Hyderabad on January 16 and will be on static display for Wings visitors from January 18-19.
  • Boeing will showcase the 777X passenger interior in an immersive display.
  • Air India Express will host static and flying displays of its 737-8, providing attendees with an up-close look at features including a 'Kalamkari' inspired tail design, which is unique to the traditional weaving pattern known to Hyderabad.

Among its investments aimed at bolstering the growth of India's civil aviation, Boeing has partnered with GMR Aero Technic to establish a Boeing Converted Freighter line in Hyderabad and established a Global Support Center in Gurgaon. Additionally, Boeing has committed a $100 million investment in infrastructure and pilot training programs to support India's growing demand for pilots in the coming two decades.