Boeing begins production of 777X

Boeing began production on Monday of it’s first 777X wide-body plane at it’s factory in Everett.

Wings for the new plane will be produced at the Composite Wing Center at the Boeing Everett factory.

A traditional airplane wing is aluminum. The new 777X wing is much larger and lighter and it made of a carbon fiber composite.

The first 777X flight is slated for 2019. The first delivery to an airline is sheduled a year later to Emirates.

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