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Boeing wins U.S. Air Force contract to modify next presidential aircraft


(Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force said on Wednesday it had awarded Boeing Co a contract to begin modification of two 747-8 jetliners that will be the next presidential aircraft. (Reuters US News) More More

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