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Big-belly Boeings blunt cargo-jet demand

Freighter sales stall as carriers shift less- urgent deliveries to jetliners' cargo holds
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 06:00
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Space glut: Boeing and Airbus are making large passenger planes at record rates, and the glut of big aircraft will only get worse when the A350, Airbus's first twin-engine comparable in size to the Boeing 777, begins service later this year. - PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

[CHICAGO] The world's biggest maker of air freighters is finding its most formidable competitors to be the huge bellies of its own passenger planes. Sales of Boeing Co's 777 and 747-8 cargo aircraft have stalled as carriers such as British Airways and FedEx Corp, operator of the world's largest