The Japan Aircraft Industries (JAI) consortium will provide about 21% of the major aircraft structure components on the Boeing 777X under terms of a memorandum of agreement signed this week. Boeing launched the 777X program last November at the 2013 Dubai Air Show, and in January settled on conducting final assembly of the next-generation widebody, slated to enter service in 2020, at Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ facilities in the Seattle area. In February, it selected Everett, ...

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