June 25, 2015

Boeing Cuts Production on the 747-8 Freighter

Juliet Van Wagenen

Boeing 747-8 aircraft being loaded with cargo. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 06-25-2015] Boeing has confirmed that, beginning March 2016, the manufacturer will reduce the 747-8 production rate from 1.3 airplanes per month to one per month. “The market drives our production rate and we adjust accordingly to keep...

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