Boeing Co. lost an order of five 747-8 jumbo-jet freighters with a value of $1.76 billion less than a month after cutting production of the plane because of flagging demand for its biggest, most-expensive model.
Boeing Co.’s newest jumbo jet, the 747-8 that had its entry into service delayed this week, encountered another setback when Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. canceled orders for three of the freighters.
Boeing Co.’s new 747-8 jumbo jet will enter service in mid-October, a month later than planned, after initial customer Cargolux International SA resolved a fuel-burn dispute with engine-maker General Electric Co.
U.S. airlines using General Electric Co. GEnx jet engines will be required to inspect their planes for signs of the type of flaws that led to a July explosion, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
Airbus SAS won an order for six A380s from Asiana Airlines Inc. , building momentum for sales of the superjumbo after a dry spell of more than three years when the planemaker attracted only one new operator.