August 5, 2015


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Iconic 747 no longer owns the sky

Orders down; Boeing slows production

The Boeing 747-8 is the current version of the Boeing 747. Only 31 planes are on order. By comparison, airlines have ordered 979 of its smaller, ultra-fuel-efficient 787 Dreamliner.

ELAINE THOMPSON / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ARCHIVES

The Boeing 747-8 is the current version of the Boeing 747. Only 31 planes are on order. By comparison, airlines have ordered 979 of its smaller, ultra-fuel-efficient 787 Dreamliner.

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