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.
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.
Qantas 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.