Sources Say Boeing Will Delay 777X Aircraft Written 27 July 2020


Folded wingtip of the Boeing 777X, at the rollout of the first 777-9 airframe in Everett, WA. | Dan Nevill from Seattle, WA; Wikipedia; CC BY 2.0

Reuters reported that The Boeing Company “is preparing to delay its all-new 777X jet by several months or up to a year, three people familiar with the matter said.” Boeing “hopes to bring the jet to market as passenger travel rebounds after a downturn caused by the pandemic. It would also hope for a detente in a trade war between Washington and Beijing, which has sidelined crucial Chinese aircraft buyers.” Boeing “has been working to get the 777X, a larger version of the 777 mini-jumbo, into the hands of customers in 2021.”
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