Following a week of speculation, Boeing acknowledges it has selected General Electric as its “engine partner” for the 777X program. The airframer, which declined potential competitive proposals from Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney, is careful to describe the yet-to-be-launched 777X as a “development study,” but notes that “the next step for 777X may include offering the airplane to customers and eventual launch as a committed airplane program.” Boeing in April is expected to seek ...

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