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2012-07-25 10:20:19

EVERETT, Wash., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) has delivered a 747-8 Freighter to Narita-based Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), marking the Japanese debut for the 747-8. The new airplane is NCA's first 747-8 Freighter on order with Boeing. "We are excited to take delivery of this new fuel-efficient freighter, which will be a perfect addition to NCA's cargo fleet," said Takuzo Nomura, Senior Executive Managing Director, NCA. "The 747-8 Freighter will provide improved economics...

2012-04-04 06:20:17

EVERETT, Wash., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The new Boeing (NYSE: BA) 747-8 Freighter reaches six months in service this month, and the airplane is setting new standards of efficiency and performance - meeting or exceeding expectations in service reliability, fuel burn, and payload capacity. The airplane entered service in October 2011 with launch customer Cargolux. Boeing has delivered 14 747-8 Freighters to five airlines (Cargolux, Cathay Pacific, Atlas, AirBridgeCargo and Korean...

2011-09-13 15:20:00

EVERETT, Wash., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The new Boeing (NYSE: BA) 747-8 will be able to operate at the same separation distances as the 747-400, according to a ruling from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). ICAO, a United Nations agency tasked with codifying principles and techniques for international air navigation, sent a letter to all member nations recently saying that a team of wake experts had examined flight test and simulation data, and that it determined...

2009-04-22 13:15:00

China's TAECO completes combi-to-freighter conversion XIAMEN, China, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA), Air China Cargo and TAECO (Taikoo Aircraft Engineering Co.) today celebrated the redelivery of the carrier's first 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter, the first of three 747-400BCFs ordered by the airline. The airplane is converted from an Air China 747-400 Combi. "Our 747-400BCFs will provide increased efficiency compared to our 747-200Fs and bring greater operational...