Emirates sees new 777 model in six to nine months

Emirates airline expects new version of Boeing’s 777X planes in six to nine months, the 777 aircraft is one of the most successful jets in terms of sales. (Reuters)

Emirates airline expects a revamped version of Boeing’s 777 plane to be available to customers in six to nine months, the carrier’s said on Sunday.

“The engagement on 777X continues. I believe it will be launched and we’ll see that in six to nine months,” Tim Clark, president of Emirates and the Chairman of the Emirates Foundation told reporters in Dubai.

Emirates has been pressing Boeing for the aircraft, provisionally called the 777X, to come out sooner rather than later. The 777 is one of the most successful jets of all time in terms of sales, and airlines are eager for a version that can go farther on less fuel with more passengers.

Last Update: Thursday, 14 February 2013 KSA 12:10 - GMT 09:10