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Boeing Mulls a 787 Freighter as Tougher Air Pollution Rules Loom

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Boeing Co. hinted that it’s considering a cargo-hauling version of its 787 Dreamliner to eventually replace 767 freighters, whose engines won’t comply with tougher emissions standards that take effect in 2028.

“That’s a natural place for us to look,” Brian Hermesmeyer, freighter customer leader for Boeing’s commercial airplane division, told reporters Wednesday in a briefing near its plant in Everett, Washington.