777X gives embattled Boeing a boost

[Ref Flight International Magazine 4-10 Feb 2020] Boeing’s flight-test 777X, a GE Aviation GE9X-powered twinjet, designated WH001, eventually took off from Everett’s Paine Field at 10:09 local time on 25 January. The successful completion of the 777-9’s 3h 51min maiden flight. The aircraft spent much of the first sortie operating at around 15,000ft just west […]

Drink spills trigger A350 powerdowns

[Ref Flight International Magazine 4-10 Feb 2020] Airbus and Rolls-Royce are investigating two incidents in which A350s experienced uncommanded in-flight engine shutdowns after drinks were spilled on cockpit controls. According to Flight International Magazine, one case involved a Delta Air Lines A350-900 en route to Seoul on 21 January. Some 15min before the Delta shutdown, a […]