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Boeing 747-8 Freighter First Delivery Set for Sept. 19


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EVERETT, Wash., Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) will deliver the first 747-8 Freighter to launch customer Cargolux Sept. 19 at Paine Field in Everett, Wash.

 

Cargolux will fly the airplane away that morning and put the airplane into revenue service. Boeing will celebrate the first delivery with Cargolux, employees and other stakeholders the following day at the Everett factory. Cargolux will take delivery of the second 747-8 Freighter Sept. 21. The carrier has a total of 13 of the airplanes on order.

 

"It's so exciting to be able to deliver two of these amazing airplanes to Cargolux in one week," said Elizabeth Lund, vice president and general manager, Boeing 747 program. "Cargolux has been a great partner for many years, and we so appreciate its deep commitment to this program."

 

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