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Boeing Gets $1.5 Billion Surprise With New 747 Jumbo Jet Orders

Boeing Co. landed four new orders valued at $1.5 billion for its 747 jumbo jetliners, giving life to a program starved for sales amid waning demand for four-engine aircraft. ( More...

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My guess would be cargo operators..
333MC 1
Make for a good tanker as well
thegoodguy 3
Bernie20910 1
Would that have really been a surprise to Boeing though? It seems to me that, with the connections they have in government, they'd know such an order was headed for approval.
MultiComm 0
I doubt they would order 4....
Actually the Air Force was already planning to purchase 4, simply so they ALWAYS have at least 1 if not 2 aircraft ready to fly at a moments notice. Right now with 2 they every now and then have to deal with issues of both aircraft needing maintenance at the same time. Also did anyone notice the part about the aerial refueling version, that gives away that they are working on a military one. Civilians don't have the tankers for that.
linbb 0
Could be as those were just talk but firm orders had not been placed the last I read.
un-disclosed.... try Royal Sheik and or Russian Mob private jets
Ruger9X19 1
I wonder if they will be outfitted to replace the four current E-4 Nightwatch aircraft that are falling apart.
333MC 1
747 survival depends on new wings and repowering
Jim DeTour 1
The below freighters were ordered last year although the recent news story says jetliners. Silk Way West might be interested is keeping maintenance simple running just the 747 jetliners and freighters. Can't blame them. I prefer 4 engines any day.

BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Azerbaijan-based Silk Way West today announced an order for three 747-8 Freighter airplanes valued at more than $1.1 billion at current list prices.
US AIRFORCE is reportedly ordering 3 ! Why we need a third I don't know
Air Force One must be getting an upgrade
Maybe Iran?
The 747 will always have it's own special place in aviation history.
sparkie624 0
Fantastic, glad to hear it. Hope there will be more orders.. Wonder who is buying them? I have heard that the US is looking to replace the Airforce One Jets?


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