UPS 747-8F order breathes life into Boeing’s program

Just when the industry thought the sun was setting on Boeing’s most iconic workhorse jet, the aviation giant announced a firm order for fourteen 747-8Fs, plus options for up to 14 more, from express giant UPS. The announcement is being seen as a possible game-changer for the storied jumbo freighter, which, until today, had only had enough orders in the pipeline to continue production through 2019, according to estimates.

With deliveries expected to begin next year and continue into 2020, this...

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