Cathay Pacific Airways has commenced work on the passenger-to-freighter conversion of a 747-400 to create the 747-400 Special Freighter. The project was launched last week during a ceremony at the Taikoo Aircraft Engineering Co. Ltd. engineering works in Xiamen, China, when a huge hole was cut in the aircraft's side to provide for the rear cargo door. TAECO will conduct the prototype's conversion work under Boeing's supervision. The project is part of a major expansion plan to boost ...

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