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Boeing 777X Draws British Airways Interest as 747s Near Renewal

Boeing Co., the world’s largest planemaker, may win an order for its new 777X wide-body jet from British Airways as the carrier looks to replace its 747 jumbos.

“We’re looking at the aircraft and we’re certainly interested,” Willie Walsh, chief executive officer of British Airways parent IAG SA, said yesterday in an interview in Dublin. Europe’s third-biggest airline has held discussions with Chicago-based Boeing about the jet, he said.