Friday, October 10, 2014

777X Details & Specifications

777X Details & Specifications

The 777X will be the largest and most efficient twin-engine jet in the world, with 12 percent lower fuel consumption and 10 percent lower operating costs than the competition.

The 777-9X will have the lowest operating cost per seat of any commercial airplane. It will offer a range of 8,200 nautical miles (15,185 km) and seat more than 400 passengers. The 777-8X will compete directly with the A350-1000 and will boast an incredible range of up to 9,300 nautical miles (17,220 km) with seating for 350 passengers. The 777X is scheduled to enter service in 2020.

Like the 787 Dreamliner which was launched as the 7E7, the 777X will be formally named at a later date.
 
777 - 8X
777 - 9X
Market Offerability
May 2013
May 2013
Program Launch
November 2013
November 2013
Seat count numbers
350 passengers
400 passengers
Range
 
More than 9,300 nautical miles (17,220 km)
More than 8,200 nautical miles (15,185 km)
Wingspan In-flight
235 feet 5 inches (71.8 meters)
Wingspan Folded (on ground)
212 feet 8 inches (64.8 meters)
Folding wing-tip
Enables 23 feet (7 meters) more span to maximize fuel efficiency
Interior
Larger windows, wider cabin, new lighting, new architecture
Configuration
Twin-aisle
Engine
GE9X, supplied by GE Aviation
List Price
$360.5 million
$388.7 million

Sunday, July 6, 2014

How to Rent an Aircraft

Edited by Adam R Riggs, Maluniu, Jeff
To fly aircraft on your own, you may want or need to rent an aircraft, as it can be less expensive than buying one. Aircraft rental rates are often charged by the hour, offering you temporary use of a plane if you want more experience flying one by yourself. During the rental process, you should be able to prove you are knowledgeable, qualified, and fit enough to fly an aircraft. Follow these steps to rent an aircraft.

1. Pass a medical evaluation. This should include a physical exam and ensure that you are healthy enough to fly. In the United States, find an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) designated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct your evaluation


2. Get your medical certificate. Make sure it is current and valid. You should have your certificate with you when trying to rent an aircraft and/or whenever you fly.

3. Sign up for flying lessons if necessary. The cost of renting an aircraft may be included in your flight school's lesson expenses. You may need to spend several hours flying with a flight instructor and flying solo.

4. Get your pilot's license. Pass all necessary written and flight tests to become licensed.

5. Find an aircraft rental company in your area. Try searching online or find out if your flight school also rents aircraft.6

6. Read and sign a rental agreement. Go over any questions you have about the agreement before signing it.

7. Fill out any other required paperwork. A questionnaire demonstrating knowledge of piloting, a checklist for new pilots, and a form to authorize credit card charges are a few examples of other documents you may need to complete.

8. Provide proof of identification and/or renter's insurance if necessary. You may need to show your passport, driver's license or other accepted photo identification.

9. Pay the necessary rental fee(s). The rental rate may be charged by the hour. Rental prices can vary depending on the rental company's fuel, maintenance and aircraft costs.