Boeing is revisiting the original 747-8 Intercontinental design in order to meet Emirates' demand for Dubai-US West Coast range capability. Speaking to ATWOnline in Australia, Emirates Vice Chairman Maurice Flanagan said that the "3.6-m. stretch is back on the table and we think other airlines are also interested." When Boeing elected a year ago to lengthen the original 747-8I from a 3.6-m. stretch to the 5.6-m. stretch of the 747-8F (ATWOnline, Nov. 1, 2006), this resulted in boosting ...

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