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2011-06-20 12:40:00

LE BOURGET, France, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing (NYSE: BA) 747-8 Freighter landed at Paris Le Bourget Airport at 5:35 p.m. local time after completing the first transatlantic flight of a large commercial airplane powered on all engines by a sustainable aviation jet fuel. The airplane, piloted by Boeing pilots Capt. Keith Otsuka and Capt. Rick Braun and Cargolux Capt. Sten Rossby, flew from Everett, Wash., to Le Bourget with all four of its General Electric GEnx-2B engines...

2011-06-20 06:31:00

LE BOURGET, France, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced orders and commitments for 17 747-8 Intercontinentals. Placed by two undisclosed customers, the combined deals are valued at $5.4 billion at list prices. One carrier has committed to 15 of the new passenger version of the 747-8 while another carrier placed an order for two. "These orders for the 747-8 Intercontinental mark a major milestone for the program and demonstrate the market's need for...


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