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​Boeing to delay 777X rollout after Ethiopian crash

March 11, 2019 / GREG WALDRON

Boeing will push back the official rollout of the 777-9 following the 10 March crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines.Boeing is deeply saddened by the Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 accident and our focus is on supporting our customer, says the company in an email to FlightGlobal.In light of this, we are postponing the 777X external debut on March 13 and the related media events on March 14. We will look for an opportunity to mark the new plane with the world in the near future. There is no change in the plane's schedule/progress from this announcement. The event was set to take place on Wednesday 13 March at Boeing’s Everett plant in Washington.