In a rare piece of good news from the manufacturer, Boeing has conducted a successful first flight of the second 777X airplane. Also today, Boeing sold $25 billion of bonds in the largest offering this year.
In a rare piece of good news for the company, the new Boeing 777X has taken to the skies for first time as it enters the next phase of its test program.
Reporting strong financial results today, International Airlines Group has also committed to purchasing up to 42 777X planes from Boeing. The commitment is valued at up to $18.6 billion at list prices.
Boeing has brought together the major fuselage sections to form the first 777X plane. The new plane is expected to take to the skies for the first time in 2019.