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A 777X lines up on the runway to conduct taxi and brake tests at Paine Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Boeing Requests $60 Billion in Aid from Government

In the midst of economic turmoil precipitated by the worldwide fallout from the novel coronavirus, U.S. companies and industry advocates have lined up to request government aid in order to keep themselves afloat. Another company added its name to list on March 17 as Chicago-based Boeing threw its support behind at least $60 billion in aid for the aerospace manufacturers in the U.S. Formerly the world's largest aircraft manufacturer, the company emphasized its role as the largest exporter in the…

Boeing Completes First 777X Flight in Everett, Wash.

After years of design, testing, set-backs to overcome and a few last-minute weather delays, Saturday was the day aviation saw the Boeing 777X take to the skies for the first time. Marking a new era for what has been a turbulent period in Boeing's history. N779XW, a 777-9 variant, took…

Why Boeing Needs the 777X to Have A Smooth Path…

Earlier this week, Boeing announced it expected it's Boeing 777X to make its first flight as soon as Jan. 23, an event that would put an end to a months-long delay that has only exacerbated the manufacturing giant's financial troubles. Originally, the company expected the 777X to first take flight…

Boeing Quietly Unveils Fully Painted Boeing 777X to Employees

While the world was focused on Boeing’s 737 MAX series aircraft, the presently-embattled aircraft manufacturer quietly unveiled its latest aircraft: the Boeing 777X, at an employee-only preview in Everett, Wash. Boeing was scheduled to unveil the aircraft in a highly public display on Wednesday but put those plans on hold…

IAG Announces 777X Commitment for British Airways

Just days after AirlineGeeks first reported a possible British Airways deal with Boeing for the manufacturer’s newest long-haul aircraft, the Boeing 777X, British Airways parent company International Airlines Group (IAG) placed a commitment for 18 Boeing 777-9 aircraft, with options for 24 more in the future. The aircraft will all…

British Airways Considers Boeing 777X as 747 Retirement Continues

The Boeing 777X project currently has seven named customers, with an order book totaling 326 aircraft. 46 percent of the ordered aircraft are destined for Emirates Airline as airlines in Asia and the Middle East dominate the firm orders for the aircraft. Lufthansa is currently scheduled to be the launch…

Boeing Unveils Augmented Reality for New 777X Interior

Boeing unveiled an augmented reality experience for one of its largest upcoming aircraft, the Boeing 777x, on Wednesday to give enthusiasts and customers a sneak peek at what the interior of what will be the largest 777 variant.  The 777x augmented reality experience allows the user to explore the 777x’s business…

First Boeing 777X Heads to Testing

Boeing rolled out the first 777X-9 on Saturday evening. The aircraft, a first of its kind, is non-flyable and will be used for static testing for strength durability for nearly a year. While testing of the first 777X-9 takes place, a second airframe is in production. The second airframe will…

Emirates Threatens to Pull $76 Billion Boeing Deal Amid Ongoing…

As the Gulf carriers continue to grow their fleets and expand their route networks, U.S. carriers continue to pursue their agendas in reversing the Open Skies agreement between the United States and the United Arab Emirates. Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines have all taken an active stance…