Boeing breaks ground for 777X wing plant

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EVERETT, Wash. — Boeing included a time capsule at its groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the new factory at its Everett plant where the wing for the new 777X will be built.

All the dignitaries were asked to bring something for the time capsule to be opened in 30 years.

Work is already underway at the wing factory. It’s close to the plant where the 777X will be assembled because the wings are the largest Boeing has ever built — 114 feet long and 23 feet wide.

The 777X is expected to be more fuel efficient than the standard widebody 777 and carry as many as 400 passengers.

Other items for the time capsule include a photo of the Lombardi trophy sent by the Seahawks and a Felix bobble head from the Mariners.

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