EASA-Boeing Compromise Is A Positive Move For 777X

Boeing 777-9

As the pace of flight testing picks up, Boeing’s first 777-9, WH001, and sister ship, WH002, will soon be rejoined by other test aircraft for the certification effort.

Credit: Joe Walker
In late February, white smoke—the telltale sign of a big engine being fired up on wing for the first time—curled up from a Boeing 777-9 on the ramp at the company’s facility in Everett, Washington. What makes this normally routine event significant is that the smoke came from the General Electric...

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