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Boeing begins 747-8I assembly

written by australianaviation.com.au | May 10, 2010
image - Boeing
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Boeing began assembly of the first passenger 747-8I Intercontinental last week with the loading of wing panels and spars in assembly tools at its Everett plant.

Delivery of the first 747-8I is due in late 2011 to Lufthansa, preceded by delivery of the first 747-8F Freighter to launch customer Cargolux, which is due to take place during the fourth quarter of this year.

“We are very pleased to see that the production on the 747-8 Intercontinental has begun,” said Nico Buchholz, Lufthansa’s senior vice president, corporate fleet. “We are looking forward to welcoming the aircraft in our fleet as it is a component of Lufthansa’s strategy to modernise its fleet and increase environmental stewardship. The 747-8 shows our clear commitment to customer orientation.”

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