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At least a year of flight-testing ahead after first 777X touches down in Everett
The maiden flight of the Boeing 777X will be postponed owing to poor weather conditions around the company’s Everett, Washington production facility.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).