LOS ANGELES—Boeing is preparing to perform a key landing gear retraction test on the first Boeing 777-9, WH001, following the attachment of the aircraft’s second General Electric GE9X engine at its temporary 777X low-rate initial production (LRIP) site in Everett, Wash. Progress towards completion of the first 777-9 comes as the 777 family passes the 2,000-order milestone, representing an industry record for a widebody model. The barrier was passed in December when the company ...

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