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​PICTURE: First 777-9 for Lufthansa comes together in Everett

Lufthansa revealed today that the body sections of its first Boeing 777-9 have been joined on the assembly line in Everett, Washington.

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Boeing is currently completing assembly of the first -9 derivative of the new GE Aviation GE9X-powered 777X family, with roll-out expected in mid-March. The first aircraft is due for delivery in 2020 to launch customer Emirates.

The Lufthansa aircraft is the first of 20 777-9s the German flag carrier has on order, with deliveries due from the summer of next year.

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