Monday, March 18, 2013
Boeing, GE Partner for 777X Development
Boeing announced its selection of GE as the engine partner on development study improvements for the 777X, its next generation variant of the 777 expected to enter service in 2020.
The 777X will feature increased fuel efficiency, cabinimprovements and increased range, Boeing said. The ongoing development study on improvements for the future aircraft includes current 777 customers worldwide, in addition to GE.
"This decision to work with GE going forward reflects the best match to the development program, schedule and airplane performance," said Bob Friedman, general manager of 777X development at Boeing.
The two companies did not disclose the financial details of the partnership, and a name for the 777X engine has not been released yet either. More