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Boeing to roll out higher 777 seating in third quarter

Boeing is to start rolling out an enhanced-capacity interior for its Boeing 777 in the third quarter.

The airframer had previously disclosed that it was looking at options to increase seating in the twinjet to prolong its appeal ahead of 777X development.

Vice-president for marketing Randy Tinseth told an investor conference in London on 16 March that the company was “creating a number of improvements” which would roll out in the third quarter.

These would give customers the ability to add up to 14 more seats – a reconfiguration option which Boeing had indicated it was studying.

Tinseth says the improvements will enhance fuel consumption on the type by 2% per trip.

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