Boeing is understood to be looking at taking a few pounds off the 747-8 Intercontinental with increased use of composites, a move aimed at gaining the extra range Emirates requires for its Dubai-US West Coast mission. Emirates President Tim Clark indicated that the airline preferred the 747-8I's 8,300-nm. range over the longer fuselage and extra capacity that other carriers requested. Last month, ATWOnline revealed that Boeing was under pressure to build two models of the aircraft to satisfy ...

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