21-Sep-2009 11:10 AM

B747-8 to fly before year end

Boeing confirmed plans to conduct the first B747-8 test flight before the end of 2009 (Seattle Times, 19-Sep-2009). The aircraft has 105 firm offers, mostly for the freighter version. Meanwhile, Boeing is continuing development studies for B777-200/200ER Boeing Converted Freighter passenger-to-freighter conversions, and could launch the product in 2010.

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