With an eye to the Army's future lift requirements, the Boeing Co. has started preliminary work on a seaplane that could lift up to six million pounds, flying just 2,000-3,000 feet above sea level. Capitalizing on the physics of "ground effect," Boeing is investigating a seaplane that would have the load capability of a ship, but be able to transport Army equipment from port to port more rapidly, according to Chris Raymond, a business development manager at Boeing Aircraft and ...

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