Last year's surge in new and conversion freighter programs confirms the confidence felt within the air transport community regarding the intermediate- and long-term outlook for air cargo. In May Boeing launched the 777 Freighter. At the end of October it moved forward with the 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter and followed this in mid-November with the program launch of the 747-8, which is being offered in both freighter and passenger versions. Significantly, the first orders were for the ...

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