The airframe of the first Boeing 777-9 flight test aircraft has been completed in the company’s Everett, Washington, facility marking a key milestone toward rollout and first flight of the initial 777X family variant in early 2019. The aircraft, WH001, underwent final body join in the 40-24 building where Boeing has set up a temporary low rate initial production (LRIP) line to avoid disrupting the current 777-300ER/200F line in the adjacent building 40-25.  Five ...

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