Boeing's 747-8 Intercontinental achieved first flight Sunday, taking off from Paine Field in Everett and landing 4 hr. 25 min. later at Boeing Field in Seattle. The 747-8 freighter first flew 13 months ago (ATW Daily News, Feb. 9, 2010). The program has been delayed three times, with delivery of the -8F now slated for mid-year and the first -8I set to be received by a VIP customer in "late 2011" (ATW Daily News, Oct. 18, 2010). Boeing said Sunday's flight "was ...

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