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Boeing Unveils BBJ 777X

Seattle-based aircraft manufacturer Boeing, announced it is launching a new business jet model based on the 777X. Like its airliner counterpart, the BBJ 777X will be offered to customers in a -8, or -9 configuration with the -8 boasting the

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Milestone For Boeing 777X

Major fuselage sections of Boeing’s 777X flight test aircraft have been brought together for the first time at the manufacturer’s Everett facility. Known as the ‘final body join,’ Boeing teams connected the widebody’s nose, mid and aft sections. The new jet

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Commercial Work for St Louis

Boeing has opened its new $300 million enhanced composite production centre at St Louis, Missouri. The 424,000sq ft (39,391m²) facility, which will be located at one of the company’s major defence manufacturing sites, will initially be engaged in building composite

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Qatar Airways Selects Boeing

Qatar Airways has signed a multi-billion dollar order with Boeing for up to 100 widebody and single-aisle aircraft. The $11.7bn deal consists of 30 787-9 Dreamliners and ten 777-300ERs, increasing the Doha-based carrier’s firm commitments for the US manufacturer’s widebody

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Final Assembly of First GE9X Engine

GE Aviation has revealed that final assembly of the first GE9X engine is well underway at its Evendale, Ohio facility.  The powerplant is expected to start a comprehensive test and certification programme around the middle of this year with entry

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777X Partnership Agreement

Two major Japanese aviation groups have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Boeing for a significant work share on the US manufacturer’s 777X programme. 

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