Momentum is building for a go-ahead for the 747-ADV program. Last week, Boeing posted a firm but unannounced order for six more 747s--thought to be 747-400Fs--on its website. Executives indicated at the recent Paris Air Show that the company had secured enough orders--30--to carry 747 production through to the first 747-ADV in 2009. Not surprisingly, sources suggest that the customers for the 30 are also launch customers for the 747-ADV. Boeing executives also said they have seen ...

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