Did The Faa Go Easy On Boeing?
Since June, Boeing Co.'s newest jumbo jet, the 777, has been logging daily flights between Washington and London. With its sophisticated new design--drawn up entirely on a computer screen--the $4 billion aircraft program is a technological and commercial triumph for the nation's largest plane manufacturer. The $4 billion Malaysia Airlines order last week that included 15 of the new planes confirmed what many in the aviation industry already knew: As the hot-selling 777 takes off, Boeing is soaring ahead of rivals.
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