Boeing Ships First Parts for 747-400 Special Freighter Program

Boeing [NYSE:BA] employees recently shipped components that a supplier partner in China will use to convert the prototype Boeing 747-400 Special Freighter. Here, employees remove air from packaging material to create a watertight liner for a crate that houses floor beams. Launched in January with an order from Cathay Pacific, the Special Freighter program transforms 747-400 passenger planes into freighters. In addition to Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines International Co., Ltd, Korean Air, Nippon Cargo Airlines and Guggenheim Aviation Partners have placed 22 firm orders and hold 19 options for 747-400 Special Freighters.

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