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B747 facing swan song as era for jumbo jet ends

New Air Force One fleet is its strongest sales prospect
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 06:00

[CHICAGO] Boeing's iconic 747 jumbo jet is gliding deeper into its twilight years, with a new Air Force One fleet offering the strongest sales prospect for a passenger model that no longer fits most airlines' needs.Even as Boeing talks with Emirates about an order for the upgraded 747-8, the