As a result of poor weather, Boeing has announced that the maiden flight of the 777X has been delayed; leaving aviation enthusiasts and media hanging on the edge of their seats, for what was planned to be a significant moment for the company.
Despite this unfortunate news, Boeing remains optimistic with weather teams assessing the situation. Luckily, it appears that the first flight is possibly being delayed by only a single day, until Friday the 24th of January, however this is subject to change.
We are postponing the #777X first flight that was scheduled to take place tomorrow, Jan. 23, due to weather. The team is currently assessing the possibility of flying on January 24. Stay tuned for updates.— Boeing Airplanes (@BoeingAirplanes) January 23, 2020
Boeing planned on having the aircraft, a 777-9, depart Paine Field at 10:00 Seattle time and remaining in the air until at least 15:00, where the pilots would perform a landing at Boeing’s delivery centre at Boeing Field, Seattle.
At this time, it remains unknown what the new schedule will be; if the flight goes ahead tomorrow, or if it will remain the same.
For the original set of plans, see the article we published earlier:
We’ll be updating this post as more information becomes available.