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Fri, Dec 14, 2007

Boeing To Start Building 777 Freighter Next Year

Design Work Nearly Complete

Boeing reported this week it is set to begin full production of the new 777 Freighter, now that engineers recently have completed more than 90 percent of the design work for the new cargo airplane. Boeing will start assembly of the first 777 Freighter in early 2008 at its Everett, WA facility.

Suppliers already have begun production of parts and major components for the widebody freighter. The first 777F is scheduled to be delivered to launch customer Air France in the fourth quarter of 2008.

"We designed the 777 Freighter to be the most capable twin-engine cargo airplane," said Larry Loftis, vice president, 777 Program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "We are excited to begin building the first 777 Freighter and to put the airplane into service so it can demonstrate its unmatched capabilities."

Boeing says the 777 Freighter will fly farther and provide more capacity than any other twin-engine cargo airplane. In addition, the main cargo deck door of the 777 Freighter is sized to facilitate easy direct-transfer shipments with the 747 freighter fleet, which provides about half of the world's freighter capacity.

"Our customers have worked with us closely throughout the design of the 777 Freighter, providing valuable guidance in defining the airplane's performance," said Kim Pastega, deputy program manager and engineering leader, 777 Freighter Program. "As a result, the 777 Freighter has been well received by the marketplace, with a customer base that includes traditional cargo carriers and leasing operators."

FMI: www.boeing.com

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