Completion of the first Boeing 747-8I has moved a step closer last week, with the forward and aft fuselage sections being aligned for join-up with the wing and center section on the assembly line in Everett, Washington. "Final body join is an important milestone for the 747 program," says Pat Shanahan, VP and general manager of Airplane Programs at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "It is a major step toward completing the structural integration and building out our all-new interior.” The ...


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