SEATTLE—With 777X firm configuration on track for 2015, Boeing has begun building a “beta” version of the long-range twin’s first new composite wingbox and has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOU) with materials supplier Toray Industries to expand its current contract for the 787 to include the 777X wings. The moves come as Boeing advances with assembly of its new, 777X composite-wing fabrication and assembly site at Everett, Washington, which will measure one ...

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