Boeing on Thursday delivered the first of its new 777 freighters, even as launch customer Air France Cargo said its business is in "very bad shape." Though cargo traffic at Air France dropped 32% in December, the carrier will take delivery of a second 777 freighter next week. Despite the current slump, Boeing forecasts global demand for wide-body freighters will reach 640 over the next 20 years.

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