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November 8, 2019 - by airlinerwatch.com
Seattle, Washington - Boeing said one of the first revamped GE9X engines intended to power its 777X flight-test aircraft was damaged during a freight shipping accident last month.
While the incident isn't expected to create a new delay for the 777X, it does add to a string of mishaps to confound Boeing's newest model.
The 777X is already behind schedule because of an engine durability issue. And in September, a cargo door blew out of an airframe during the closing minutes of an aerodynamic-stress test.
The hulking wide-body jet will be the first new Boeing airliner to face the rigors of certification since the 737 MAX made its commercial debut in 2017...
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