To find the first official hint of the possible end of an aerospace icon, read page 17 of the July 27 Form 10-Q filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), signed by Robert E. Verbeck, senior vice president and corporate controller of the Boeing Co. And make sure to read the last sentence of the paragraph, too: “It is reasonably possible that we could decide to end production of the 747,” the filing states. The potential beginning of the end of an aircraft that ...

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