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R.I.P.: Boeing’s Joe Sutter, ‘Father of the 747’

Boeing engineer Joe Sutter, who led the engineering team for the 747 jet in the mid-1960s and played a role in the investigation of the Challenger shuttle disaster in 1986, died this morning at the age of 95. His passing was … Continue reading

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Boeing trims back 747 jet production

The Boeing Co. says it will cut back the production rate for its 747 jets to one every two months and report an $885 million pre-tax charge against earnings, due to the slower-than-expected recovery of the air cargo market. “Global air … Continue reading

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