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First Flight of Boeing’s 777-9X—The Longest and Largest Two Engine Airliner


    Some good news for Boeing—the 777-9X made its first flight over the weekend. The flight was postponed a day by bad weather, took off from Paine Field, north of Seattle, and completed a three-hour-plus successful initial flight. This begins the process of being certified for commercial flight. 

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    Posted by Jeffrey Richmond
    Mr. Richmond recently retired from the Aerospace industry as a technical writer and continues to write and research on a variety of topics including aviation and aerospace business. He spent a tour of duty as a pilot and instructor in the US Air Force, flew for a regional airline, and taught at two aviation universities. Jeff and his wife Peggy live in the country between Chattanooga and Nashville, Tennessee.