Boeing's 747 Freighter Also Behind Schedule

January 2009
Assembly;Jan2009, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p26
This article reports on an announcement made by Boeing that its 747-8 freighter, originally scheduled to go into service at the end of 2009, will now have to wait until the third quarter of 2010. Boeing said the delay is the result of supply chain problems driven by design changes to the airplane and the union strike of machinists that stopped production for 8 weeks this past fall. The delay comes in the wake of multiple delays in the 787 program of Boeing.


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