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FAA CERTIFICATES BOEING 747-400 FREIGHTER

 SEATTLE, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The advanced-technology Boeing 747-400 Freighter, which can carry more cargo farther than any other commercial aircraft, has received certification for commercial operation from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Boeing Commercial Airplane Group announced today.
 The big cargo jet can carry 122 tons of payload more than 4,000 nautical miles (7,400 km).
 European aviation authorities are expected to grant certification approval for the new freighter by mid-November. This will clear the way for Cargolux of Luxembourg to begin operations from Europe after it takes delivery of the first airplane in November. The airline, which will be the first carrier to put the 747-400 Freighter into service, will take delivery of its second -400F in December.
 With the lowest operating cost per ton-mile of all freighters, the new -400F boasts fuel burn per pound of payload more than 14 percent better than the 747-200F, on which Boeing ceased production in 1991.
 During the new freighter's two-month flight certification program, testing focused on the major differences between the 747-400 passenger model, which the FAA certified in 1989, and the freighter configuration. The primary differences which required testing were the environmental control system (air conditioning) and the fire protection system.
 The new freighter has the same fuselage dimensions as the 747-200F, but includes the advanced features of the 747-400 passenger airplane such as the new digital flight deck, advanced engines and improved aerodynamics. Powerplants are General Electric CF6-80C2 engines.
 To date, six airlines have ordered a total of 16 of the new Boeing freighters. They are Air France, Asiana of South Korea, Cargolux, Cathay Pacific Airways of Hong Kong, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Singapore Airlines.
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 /CONTACT: Mary Jean Olsen of Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, 206-342-8537/
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