The Boeing 747-8 freighter, the next-generation cargo aircraft coveted for years by airfreight carriers such as Cargolux and Atlas Air, finally entered service in October after multiple program delays. The aircraft will play a critical role in future widebody cargo fleets, but certainly is not the only option for lessors and carriers seeking freighters to fly heavy payloads long distances. Boeing and Israel Aerospace Industries’ Bedek Aviation Group (IAI Bedek) continue to press ...

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