Boeing (BA -1.6%) may not be ready to start selling a new version of the 777 until the end of...

|About: The Boeing Company (BA)|By:, SA News Editor

Boeing (BA -1.6%) may not be ready to start selling a new version of the 777 until the end of 2013, a year later than expected, Reuters reports. That would mean a launch year of 2021-2022 and could prompt customers such as United Airlines (UAL) to buy Airbus' latest A350 model, which is due to enter service in 2017. But with A350-1000 sales still fairly sedate, Boeing might be able to afford to stay its hand.