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A Boeing 777X testplane taxis out for its first flight. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Boeing 777X Certification Delayed To 2023 After FAA Notification

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sent a letter to Boeing saying that the manufacturer’s new 777X aircraft, currently in its testing phase, likely will not receive its certification until mid- to late-2023. The FAA has blocked Boeing from moving forward with a key step in its certification of the aircraft, pushing the projected date on which the FAA will give the aircraft the all-clear back by months. Flight Test Problems The letter, sent May 13 and reviewed by The Seattle…

Cathay Pacific Could Shrink Boeing 777X Order

Hong Kong's largest airline, Cathay Pacific, plans to reduce its order of Boeing 777-9Xs from 21 aircraft to 10-15 aircraft, according to a report from the South China Morning Post. Two internal sources briefed on the issue stated that the airline would "optimize" its order, removing billions of dollars in…

FAA Certifies the GE9X Powerplant

On Monday, GE Aviation announced the Federal Aviation Administration has certified its new GE9X engine, built specifically for Boeing’s new 777X aircraft. Although the company hit some snags along the way, the certification is a huge step forward in developing the massive jet, which is expected to enter service in…

Boeing Confirms 747 End, Production Rate Reduction for Most Programs

Boeing announced today its results for the second quarter of the year and it comes as no surprise that the balance continues to be negative, even with the significant contribution of Boeing Defense & Space and Boeing Global Services. With Boeing Commercial facing such a challenging time, the company is…

Emirates Expects Further Delay in 777X, Looks to Swap With…

Emirates, Boeing's biggest 777X customer with 115 firm orders, expects another delay with deliveries due to the ongoing novel Coronavirus pandemic. The airline no longer expects to receive its first 777X next year, Emirates chief operating officer (COO) Adel Al Redha told Bloomberg on Thursday. After there had previously been…

Second Boeing 777X Test Aircraft Completes First Flight

On April 30, Boeing announced the first successful test flight of the second Boeing 777x aircraft had been completed. The announcement marked yet another important step toward the aerospace giant's latest twin heavy jet entering service. Often referred to among pilots and aviation enthusiasts as the “Triple Seven,” Boeing's 777…

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…

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…