21-Jun-2011 8:40 AM

Boeing announces two unidentified customers order 17 B747-8Is

Boeing announced (20-Jun-2011) orders and commitments for 17 B747-8I aircraft. The orders were placed by two undisclosed customers, with one carrier committed to 15. The orders bring the B747-8 Intercontinental total backlog to 50 firm aircraft, plus five from a commitment from Air China contingent on Chinese Government approval. It also brings the total B747-8 backlog, including 76 B747-8 Freighters, to 126. [more]