Boeing set to delay 777x entry into service

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood August 15, 2019 09:28

Boeing set to delay 777x entry into service

Boeing is set to delay the entry into service of an ultra-long-range version of its 777X widebody aircraft.

It’s being reported by Reuters that the planemaker has admitted the delay which comes following the fallout from the 737 Max crisis which has plagued the company this year.

Reuters says that the delay in the slower-selling, longer-range 777-8 will hamper Boeing’s ability to provide a plane in line with the schedule for Qantas Airways Ltd’s plan for 21-hour non-stop Sydney-London flights. 

It’s said that the Australian airline hoped for first deliveries of the planes in 2022 and the launch of the world’s longest commercial flight in 2023. 

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood August 15, 2019 09:28