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    Boeing eyes 2021 delivery as 777-9 completes maiden flight


    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


    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. The aircraft – which had departed Paine Field at 10:09 on 25 January – spent much of the first sortie operating at around 15,000ft ...

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    Boeing’s 777X takes to the skies


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

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    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. Source: Boeing Lift-off: the first 777-9 test aircraft becomes airborne The 777-9 took off on 25 January, a day after gusting winds and poor ...

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    Tailwinds keep 777X from making maiden flight


    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


    The maiden flight of the Boeing 777X will be postponed owing to poor weather conditions around the company’s Everett, Washington production facility. “We are postponing the 777X first flight that was scheduled to take place tomorrow, Jan. 23, due to weather,” says the company. “The team is currently assessing the ...

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    Boeing schedules first 777X flight for 23 January


    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


    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. The Dubai-based carrier had already cut its original order for 150 777Xs – comprising 115 777-9s and 35 777-8s – by 24 aircraft, ...

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    Emirates signs for 777X simulators from CAE


    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

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


    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. Deliveries of the aircraft, worth $8.8 billion, will commence in May 2023 and continue for five years. The Dubai-based airline had originally indicated, two ...

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    Emirates meets with FAA over 777X certification


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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"


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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.