By Jonathan Davies, ContributorA new Boeing 777-300ER has been launched in Canada.
The Boeing 777XP (above) lifted off from its hangar at Lakenheath Airport, Ontario, on Monday, the first of three launches of the 777X, the new airliner from Boeing.
A Boeing 777 X. Boeing 777X.
After the plane landed at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, the 777XP flew straight down the runway and into a nearby parking garage.
The 747-8 turboprop-powered aircraft had a height of about 5,000 feet.
The jet had to turn around to land on a runway that was about 3,000-feet long.
The 777X has a maximum speed of Mach 5.5, which is nearly five times that of the 747-400.
The 777X will be the first passenger jet to be delivered in the US.
While the 777-200ER is Boeing’s first passenger-jet, it will be joined in service by Boeing’s 777X in 2019.
The plane will have the same engines as the 777 XP, which has a fuel capacity of more than 10,000 gallons.