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Boeing 777X jetliner successfully completes maiden flight

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Boeing Co <BA.N> on Saturday successfully completed the maiden flight of the world’s largest twin-engined jetliner, the 777X.

The 252-foot-long passenger jet landed at Boeing Field near downtown Seattle at 2:00 p.m. local time (2200 GMT) after a debut of more than three hours marking the start of a year of testing before it enters intercontinental service in 2021.

(Reporting by Tim Hepher; Editing by Daniel Wallis)