Boeing said this week it has firmed the design configuration for the 777 freighter, which was launched 15 months ago with an order from Air France (ATWOnline, May 25, 2005) and will be the sixth version of the 777. The manufacturer said AF "has been closely involved in the airplane's design and development." The airline will take delivery of the first of five 777Fs in the last quarter of 2008. According to Boeing, the 777F will have a range of 4,895 mi. (9,065 km.) with a full payload. ...

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