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3/11/2019

Boeing 777X debut may face delays

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Recent news reports have said that this week’s debut of the Boeing 777X jetliner has been postponed. 

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According to recent news reports from CNN and FlightGlobal, the debut flight test of the Boeing 777X jetliner has been postponed after the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 passenger aircraft operated by Ethiopian Airlines on March 10.

Boeing said on Twitter last week that the 777X would debut on Wednesday, March 13. The company has not officially announced a reschedule of the launch.

The 777X, called by Boeing “the largest and most efficient twin-engine jet in the world,” features all-carbon fiber composite wings, as covered previously by CW when Boeing began production of the aircraft.

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