Boeing's New 777X Is a Hit. Now What About the Old One?

Employees working on the final assembly of a 777 jet at Boeing's factory in Everett, Wash. Photograph by Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Boeing dominated the Dubai Air Show this week with a record haul of 259 orders for its new, long-range 777X, worth nearly $100 billion at list prices. What could prove to be a problem is that the new jets won’t be delivered for more than seven years, leaving Boeing to sell current versions of its 777. An analyst downgraded Boeing today to “market perform,” citing the lack of a financial “bridge” between the two jets.

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