Boeing yesterday pushed back first flight of the 747-8 freighter to "early next year" and first delivery to the 2010 fourth quarter and said it will report a $1 billion charge on the program in its third-quarter earnings. The delay is the second for the 747-8 program; the first freighter originally was supposed to be delivered in the current quarter (ATW, March 2009). Last November the company postponed the first delivery to the 2010 third quarter. It said yesterday that the first 747-8I ...

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