Boeing has begun production of the first wing spar for the initial 777X static test aircraft inside the company’s Composite Wing Center (CWC) at Everett, Washington, marking a key milestone in the development of its new large long-range flagship. Construction of the first one-piece composite spar comes as Boeing passes the 70% design release point on the 777-9, the first of the two 777X variants to be produced. Progress has been so smooth that the company confirms it is also studying ...

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