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Boeing Makes History with 777X Launch

Nov. 18, 2013
Production of the 777X will begin in 2017.

Boeing's launch of its 777X at the Dubai air show will go down in the books as the largest single commercial launch by value – ever – in the industry.

As Aviation Week reports, the launch elicited 259 orders from four airlines worth nearly $100 billion total.

Dubai-based Emirates Airlines alone logged 150 firm orders for the 777X, as well as purchase rights on another 50.

"Design of the 777X is underway and Boeing confirms suppliers will be named “in the coming months.” Production will begin in 2017, with first delivery of the 777-9X targeted for 2020, with initial deliveries of the -8X following around 18 months later," writes Guy Norris of Aviation Week.

Read the complete article, "Boeing Launches 777X In Dubai Order Boom" at Aviation Week, IndustryWeek's sister publication.

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