COMMERCIAL Boeing has rolled out the first fully assembled 777X from its Everett, Washington, plant. The nonflying 777-9 will be used for a year of static testing. First flight is planned for 2019. Increased engine vibrations are affecting utilization of some Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-powered Airbus A320neos, becoming severe enough to require an engine change. A microburst was likely a major factor in the July 31 accident involving an Aeromexico Embraer 190 that crashed departing ...


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