Boeing's first 777X departs on its maiden flight in January 2020. Source: CNN.
Boeing CEO David Calhoun recently said a freighter version of the 777X might replace today’s 777F. New ICAO noise and emission standards mean that the 777F and 767-300ERF, can’t be produced after 2027. But it’s unclear whether the 777-8F — a program that hasn’t been launched — will be ready by 2028.
Passenger 777X is troubled by permanent loss in premium traffic, poor financial risk profile.
777X freighter demand is limited by 777F classic market size, P2F conversion feedstock.
The air cargo market will revert to historical norms.