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Boeing in talks with Emirates over sale of 747-8

Deal would be big boost for an aircraft that's struggled to gain customers

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The Boeing 747-8: Emirates' need for better fuel burn on its Airbus A380 superjumbos has opened a window of opportunity for Boeing. - PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

[TOULOUSE] Boeing Co is talking to Emirates, the world's biggest operator of the Airbus A380 superjumbo, about a potential sale of its rival 747-8, in what would be a major boost for a programme that's struggled to gain customers.

Emirates' need for better fuel burn on its largest jets...

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