Seattle (AP) - The American aircraft manufacturer Boeing has successfully launched its new model 777X. The first flight on Saturday (local time) took three hours and 51 minutes and was successful, said Boeing in Seattle (Washington State).

The first aircraft in the 777X series are scheduled for delivery in 2021. According to current information, 340 orders are on the books of the crisis-ridden industry giant, including from Lufthansa.

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