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Boeing set to begin assembly of new 777 freighters
Monday, January 14, 2008
Boeing plans to begin assembly of its new 777 freighter on Jan. 29 at its plant in Everett, Wash.
The first 777 freighters are to be delivered to launch customer Air France in the fourth quarter. As of late December, Boeing had sold 82 of the new all-cargo aircraft to 11 customers. Those orders account for more than 20 percent of the current backlog for 777s.
The new freighter will have a revenue payload capability of more than 103 metric tons. The main cargo deck door of the 777 freighter can facilitate easy direct-transfer shipments with the 747 freighter fleet, which provides about half of the world's freighter capacity.
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