With air cargo traffic expected to double over the next 20 years, the global freighter fleet will need to expand by more than 70% to satisfy demand, from the current 1,870 aircraft to 3,260 in 2037. That figure includes deliveries of 980 new factory-built freighters, valued at $280 billion, of which more than 50% will be large-freighters such as the 747 freighter and 777F, according to Boeing’s biennial World Air Cargo Forecast, released Oct. 18. In addition, the manufacturer ...

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