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Re: Boeing 777X news

Post by sn26567 » 08 Sep 2019, 11:44

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07 Sep 2019, 14:28
Another bad news for the 777X. During the final pressurization test on the ground, a door blew off.
Indeed: Boeing on Saturday announced it had suspended load testing of its new widebody 777X aircraft as media reports said a cargo door failed in a ground stress test.

The Seattle Times reported a cargo door exploded outward during a high-pressure stress test on the ground. The newspaper said the accident occurred on a static test airplane, which is built for ground testing only and not intended to fly.

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Re: Boeing 777X news

Post by Magiktrix » 08 Sep 2019, 16:07

Maybe it was just 154% ;) Look at the face of Mullaly.


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Post by sn26567 » 10 Sep 2019, 22:49

Boeing does not expect the root-cause assessment in B777X load testing will have a significant impact on aircraft design or on the overall test programme schedule.
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Post by sn26567 » 17 Oct 2019, 12:33

Boeing B777-8 entry into service date will depend partly on customer demand, with the planemaker hoping to win an order from Qantas to supply the plane for Sydney-London flights.
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Post by sn26567 » 23 Oct 2019, 16:10

Boeing slips 777X entry into service into 2021. Ouch!
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Re: Boeing 777X news

Post by sn26567 » 24 Oct 2019, 23:20

GE delivered the first flight-compliant GE9X engine to Boeing, paving the way for B777-9 flight tests to resume.
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Post by sn26567 » 11 Nov 2019, 20:54

The degradation of travel conditions continues: British Airways plans to retrofit 10-abreast seating to more B777s as the carrier refurbishes its aircraft.

British Airways wants to phase out three B777-200s in 2020, replacing them with three B777-300ERs on operating lease. However, some of the B777-200 fleet will stick around until at least 2030
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Post by sn26567 » 15 Nov 2019, 16:07

Boeing has abandoned a key automation system used to make fuselage sections for its B777 jetliners amid reports of reliability issues, and will instead partially switch back to mechanics.

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said Boeing has offered a stopgap deal in a bid to persuade the airline to select its delayed B777X plane for planned direct flights from Australia to New York and London. Details were not disclosed.
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Re: Boeing 777(X) news

Post by sn26567 » 29 Nov 2019, 17:26

Boeing will be forced to write-off its B777X following damage from a recent stress test which tore through the fuselage.
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