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Boeing eyes 2021 delivery as 777-9 completes maiden flight

2020-01-26T09:24:00+00:00

At least a year of flight-testing ahead after first 777X touches down in Everett

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Wing-tip fold marks end of 777X's maiden flight

2020-01-26T09:03:00+00:00

With the folding of its characteristic wing-tips while still rolling out on Boeing Field’s runway 14R, the first 777X completed a maiden 3h 51min test flight.

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Boeing’s 777X takes to the skies

2020-01-25T19:35:00+00:00

After two thwarted attempts, Boeing’s flight test 777X lifted off from Paine Field on 25 January. 

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777X first flight video stream

2020-01-25T17:18:00+00:00

Boeing’s first 777X flight-test aircraft has lifted off from Paine Field, north of Seattle, kicking off a certification campaign for the twinjet family.

Boeing's 777X test aircraft taxis for first flight at Paine Field.

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Tailwinds keep 777X from making maiden flight

2020-01-24T22:08:00+00:00

After a several-hour tarmac hold, Boeing scrapped the planned first flight of its 777X on 24 January due to high winds.

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Boeing delays 777X’s first sortie owing to weather

2020-01-23T05:28:00+00:00

The maiden flight of the Boeing 777X will be postponed owing to poor weather conditions around the company’s Everett, Washington production facility.

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Boeing schedules first 777X flight for 23 January

2020-01-21T17:00:00+00:00

Boeing has scheduled the 777X’s maiden sortie for 23 January, an event that will finally kick off the revamped widebody’s delayed flight-test programme and potentially keep the airframer on track to begin deliveries in early 2021.

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Emirates retains 777-8s in revised 777X order

2019-12-12T09:08:00+00:00

Emirates has explained that 11 of its Boeing 777X orders are subject to reconfirmation, following a revision of Boeing’s figures for the Middle Eastern carrier’s 777X commitments.

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Emirates signs for 777X simulators from CAE

2019-12-06T03:00:00+00:00

Emirates has ordered two Boeing 777X full-flight simulators from flight training provider CAE, with the first expected to arrive in 2021.

Emirates Orders 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliner Airplanes to Complement 777X family

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Emirates to take 30 787-9s and trims 777X deal

2019-11-20T07:55:00+00:00

Middle Eastern carrier Emirates has revised its previous tentative agreement for Boeing 787s, opting to take 30 of the 787-9 variant rather than the larger 787-10.

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Emirates meets with FAA over 777X certification

2019-11-19T11:51:00+00:00

Emirates Airline president Tim Clark has met today with the head of the US FAA Steve Dickson at the Dubai air show to discuss the certification process of the Boeing 777X.

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GE wraps up GE9X trials as 777X flight tests near

2019-11-18T08:12:00+00:00

GE Aviation wants the industry to know it has fixed a GE9X problem that delayed first flight of the Boeing 777X.

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Strata delivers first 777X ribs

2019-11-17T11:39:00+00:00

Strata, the Al Ain-based composite aerostructures specialist, has delivered the first shipset of empennage ribs for the Boeing 777X, the Mubadala-owned company announced at the show yesterday.

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Boeing talks with Emirates over 777X delays

2019-11-17T04:36:00+00:00

Boeing is “working through” discussions with 777X launch customer Emirates over development delays afflicting the widebody programme.

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​Boeing leverages 777F sales to aid production bridge to 777X

2019-10-01T15:19:00+01:00

Boeing says that strong demand for the 777 Freighter is aiding the production transition from the current 777 to the new 777X as it works to mitigate the impact of the latter’s delay.

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Boeing downplays impact of 777X load test "issue"

2019-09-11T04:27:00+01:00

Boeing maintains that the Boeing 777X programme timeline will not be affected by the suspension of load testing caused by a reported cargo door failure.

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Boeing suspends 777X load testing

2019-09-09T05:39:00+01:00

Boeing has suspended load testing of its 777X aircraft after a reported cargo door failure, dealing another blow to the widebody programme’s timeline.

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GE recalls 777X turbofans to address compressor issue amid scramble to minimise 777X delays

2019-08-20T21:09:00+01:00

GE Aviation is recalling four GE9X powerplants from Boeing to address a previously disclosed engine compressor issue that already forced Boeing to delay the 777X’s first flight.

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​GE9X engine issue pushes 777X first flight to 2020

2019-07-24T12:50:00+01:00

An issue with the General Electric GE9X powerplants that will power the Boeing 777X has delayed that aircraft’s first flight until 2020, the airframer has disclosed.

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Qatar offers to be launch customer for a 777X freighter

2019-06-19T13:20:00+01:00

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker is urging Boeing to develop a freighter version of its 777X, and has confirmed his carrier’s willingness to serve as a launch customer for such an aircraft.

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Boeing sticks to 777X timeline despite GE9X delays

2019-06-17T11:18:00+01:00

Boeing insists its 777X programme remains on track for 2020 deliveries despite fresh engine issues that seemingly push the certification timeline toward the outer edge of the airframer’s expectations.

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Ten-abreast A350 would be 'uncatchable' by 777X

2019-06-14T18:32:00+01:00

Airbus chief commercial officer Christian Scherer believes a 10-abreast configuration for the A350-1000 would mean the variant would be “uncatchable” by the rival Boeing 777-9.

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Boeing chief upbeat as 777X and NMA concept progress

2019-05-29T19:18:00+01:00

Boeing’s chief executive is looking beyond the 737 Max crisis, saying today’s challenges will leave Boeing with a healthier supply chain and better prepared to capitalise on still-surging demand for new jetliners.

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Boeing 777X and NMA timelines unaffected by 737 Max issues: CEO

2019-04-25T18:12:00+01:00

Boeing’s chief executive has assured investors that the company’s massive effort to return the 737 Max to service has not affected – at least not significantly – 777X development or potential development of the “new mid-market airplane” (NMA).

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Boeing unveils 777X to employees

2019-03-14T17:22:00+00:00

Boeing has released images of the first fully assembled 777X, a 777-9 variant that Boeing unveiled to employees on 13 March.