It’s been the worst kept secret of the past few weeks: the Boeing Board of Directors has authorized offering the 777X to airlines. Dominic Gates has this story, and more are coming from The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and others.
Update, 6pm PDT:
Here’s the WSJ article (subscription may be required).
Here’s the NYT article (we got this off Google News so it should be readily available to anyone).
Update, 7pm PDT: Dominic Gates has more information, including where the 777X might be built