Boeing is facing intense pressure to offer two versions of its 747-8 Intercontinental to satisfy Emirates, which is considering a commitment of up to 30 aircraft. Last month this website revealed that the manufacturer increased the length of the 747-8I to that of the freighter (ATWOnline, Sept. 26) to satisfy demands for greater capacity from airlines such as Korean Air, China Airlines and British Airways. Originally the passenger variant had a 3.6-m. stretch with 450-seat capacity compared ...

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