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Boeing reveals another 747-8F delay.(News Briefs)(Brief article)

The first 747-8 Freighter will not be delivered to launch customer Cargolux until "mid-year 2011," Boeing announced, marking the third delay for the troubled program. First delivery had been set for the 2010 fourth quarter, although Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Jim Albaugh had hinted that delivery might slip into 2011. The original schedule called for the aircraft to be delivered during the 2009 fourth quarter.

In a statement, the manufacturer said the latest delay "follows a thorough assessment of the expected cumulative impact of [flight test] discoveries, which include a low-frequency vibration in certain flight conditions and an underperforming aileron actuator. …

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