Boeing is introducing fresh improvements to the 747-8 as a slow but steady series of orders continues to sustain production of the freighter version through at least 2022. Once threatened with termination after a 2014-15 drought in orders, the program is on firmer ground almost three years after Boeing implemented a series of production efficiencies aimed at sustaining the 747-8 until market conditions for the freighter variant improved. Key to the survival strategy was linking the ...

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