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Boeing has taken with a note of optimism the good air freight results which started the year – despite most players believing them to be a relatively temporary blip boosted by the US west coast ports crisis and Chinese new year. But CEO Jim McNerney said the plane-maker was seeing renewed interest in the 747-8F, and that the company was not yet approaching the end of the programme. Cargolux, for example, recently announced that it planned to order more of the type, for which it was launch customer.

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