Why Popular Science selected the 777X
On its Web page that lists this year's Best of What's New winners, Popular Science says this of the 777X:
"Wing size matters – bigger wings generate greater lift, which can improve an airplane's fuel efficiency. With a 235-foot wingspan, one of the largest in the industry, Boeing's new 777X twin-engine airliner will undercut its competitors in both fuel consumption and operating costs per seat. Thanks to their carbon-fiber composition, the wings are both strong and flexible – and the tips even fold up so today's airports can accommodate their wider span."
A 777X in Boeing livery prepares for takeoff in this artist's rendition. The 777X program recently was named among this year's "Best of What's New" winners in the aerospace category by Popular Science, the world's largest science and technology magazine.
According to the magazine, Best of What's New awards are presented to 100 new products and technologies in 12 categories: Automotive, Aviation, Computing, Engineering, Gadgets, Green, Entertainment, Security, Software, Home, Health and Recreation.
"It's exciting for our team to be honored with this award," said Bob Feldmann, Vice President and General Manager of the 777X program. "This award is a testament to our commitment to innovation and the working together spirit of everyone supporting the program."
The editors of Popular Science review thousands of products each year in search of the top 100 innovations – breakthrough products and technologies that represent a significant leap in their categories. The winners, the Best of What's New, are included in the magazine's December issue – the most widely read issue of the year, according to the magazine.
"The Best of What's New awards honor the innovations that surprise and amaze us – those that challenge our view of what's possible in the future," said Cliff Ransom, editor-in-chief of Popular Science. "The award is Popular Science's top prize, and the 100 winners – chosen from among thousands of nominees – are each a revolution in their respective fields."
To view the 777X in Popular Science magazine online, click here