Boeing has announced that it has completed 90% of the Boeing 777-300ER design.
"We've released more than 10,000 engineering events," said Roger Houck, Longer-Range 777 deputy chief project engineer. "Now, with most of the engineering drawings complete, program partners and suppliers around the world have begun manufacturing the first detailed parts."
A sizeable amount of the plane is being produced overseas which is a "unique aspect" of the 773ER and more information about which countries and companies provide certain parts can be found by reading the full article.
Boeing expects a market for 500 of this model to be built, 45% to Asian operators. Range and weight examples can be found in the full article.
The 777 family has captured 68% of it's intended market and customers include Singapore Airlines.
First assembly starts June 20
More information at the PR Newswire/Firstcall website
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