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Boeing's 777X took off on its first flight. The plane, which is the world's biggest twin-engine jet, faces increased regulatory scrutiny after the catastrophic failures of the 737 Max. Still, Boeing has 344 orders for the new airliner, the bulk of which come from Emirates.

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  • I understand that Boeing is a business and that at this point it needs to figure out how to remain in business, however, I am not sure that I would want to release a new airplane whilst still trying to fix another that is responsible for numerous deaths. Boeing needs to either fix the 737 Max or recall

    I understand that Boeing is a business and that at this point it needs to figure out how to remain in business, however, I am not sure that I would want to release a new airplane whilst still trying to fix another that is responsible for numerous deaths. Boeing needs to either fix the 737 Max or recall it and move on before it attempts to release this new airplane. It otherwise faces the risk of a higher level of scrutiny along with the dark cloud hovering over it that it did not possess the intelligence necessary to fix its problems and so is trying to deflect attention with this new airplane. Either way, Boeing now has a trust issue with airlines, Government Oversight Bureaus, and passengers.