Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) has canceled orders for four Boeing 747-8F aircraft worth around $1.5 billion at list prices. The carrier originally placed an order for 14 of the aircraft in 2007. It has already taken delivery of eight of the aircraft, and has retained open options on a further two. The loss of the order will further reduce Boeing’s order book for its largest freighter, and comes as the airframer is reducing output on its 747 series to one new aircraft a month. The ...

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