AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — Boeing is taking advantage of the powerful cross wind in the Texas panhandle to test its new commercial jet.
Test pilots landed the new 777X at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport on Monday afternoon.
They'll be testing through Wednesday, when winds will be sustained at 30-45 mph in the afternoon with gusts over 60 mph.
Boeing crews said they came to AMA for the high winds and long runway.
The Boeing 777X is the latest long-range, wide-body, twin-engine jetliners in the Boeing 777 family.
At 251-feet, 9-inches, the Boeing 777X will the longest commercial aircraft ever built. It will be able to carry up to 426 passengers.