Pilot Praises Robust 777X As Test Hours Build

Operability and performance of the GE9X engine has so far been virtually flawless, says Boeing.
Credit: Guy Norris / AWST
SEATTLE—Boeing’s new long-range 777-9 twinjet is demonstrating high reliability and trouble-free handling to-date in initial flight tests, according to 777/777X chief test pilot Van Chaney. “I just go out there and fly every day. We hardly have any trouble—we get out there, we fire up and we launch...

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