FAA Concerns Mean Longer 777-9 Certification Timeline

Boeing aircraft in flight
The FAA is concerned about the 777-9’s 787-derived common core system avionics, among other issues.
Credit: Joe Walker
The FAA’s lingering concerns over how Boeing is managing 777-9 certification may not damage the model’s commercial prospects much, but they signify a consequential change in how new aircraft are being scrutinized and how much the U.S. manufacturer is struggling to adjust. Eleven months of discussion...

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