GE9X engine installation on 777-9 aircraft WH001 began again…

November 2, 2019

 

Boeing 777x back on track for the first flight after got delayed due to issues with Engine and door blown out during the ground stress test.

According to Paine airport, tweet, The GE9X engine installation on 777-9 WH001 began again, and “777-9 N779XW was moved from the Everett fuel dock to stall 213 this afternoon.”

The 777-9, the first of the Boeing X family aircraft will be powered with the largest commercial jet engines (GE9x) ever seen, programme was launched in November 2013.

The Boeing 777X was supposed to have its first test flight this past summer, but ended up being pushed into early 2020.

The company is still targeting late 2020 for first delivery of the 777X, with around 325 777Xs on order.

Currently the orders for these planes include the following:

Emirates Airline ordered 35 777-8s and 115 777-9s

Qatar Airways ordered 10 777-8s and 50 777-9s

Cathay Pacific Airways ordered 21 777-9s

All Nippon Airways ordered 20 777-9s

Lufthansa ordered 20 777-9s

Singapore Airlines ordered 20 777-9s

British Airways ordered 18 777-9s

Etihad Airways ordered six 777-9s 

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