The Japan Aircraft Industries (JAI) consortium will supply 21% of the major structural components on the B777X under the terms of a memorandum of agreement signed this week. Boeing announced the 777X program last November at the 2013 Dubai Air Show. In January it settled on the final assembly of the next-generation widebody, set to enter service in 2020, at the Boeing factory in Seattle. In February, it selected its factory in Everett, Washington, as the location to build a new composite wing center section for the 777X. The deal with JAI will involve Japanese companies supplying fuselage sections, center

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