The distraction of a global grounding of Boeing’s 787-8 could have repercussions on the launch of the 787-10X variant as airlines focus on the flight ban, says Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner. “Having the fleet down now has slowed things down a bit” for launching the -10X, Conner said yesterday during the JP Morgan Aviation, Transportation and Defense Conference in New York. The -10X is a higher-density version of the stretched 787-9 that is scheduled to complete final design ...

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