Could The Boeing 777X Program Be Terminated?
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Aviation Week Executive Editor for Commercial Aviation Jens Flottau responds:
Boeing currently has three widebody models in its portfolio: the 747-8, the 777X and the 787. While the 747-8 is being phased out, the 787 fleet is among the most active—even in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic—because of the aircraft's relatively small size and good efficiency. The 777X is in a much more difficult position, but it looks highly unlikely that Boeing would discontinue the program anytime soon.
Why? The certification campaign may be long and expensive, but most of the development money has already been spent. Following the termination of the 747, the 787-10 would...
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