Boeing and Cargolux finalize order for 777-8 Freighter
Boeing and Cargolux have finalized an order for 10 777-8 Freighters with options for six additional aircraft, with a signing ceremony today at Cargolux headquarters in Luxembourg. The selection of Boeing’s newest freighter was previously announced at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow as Cargolux’s preferred choice to replace its 747-400 Freighter fleet.
The order was previously listed as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website.
Cargolux’s choice of the 777-8 Freighter underscores its commitment to establishing long-term sustainability. Europe’s leading all-cargo airline has a long-standing commitment to healthy operations, and the 777-8 Freighter delivers reduced emissions and noise, as well as fuel burn and operating costs per ton the lowest of any large freighter.
“The agreement we signed today will consolidate Cargolux’s position as the world leader in air cargo services. Replacing our aging 747-400 Freighter fleet with the latest technology and a fuel-efficient 777-8 Freighter model will contribute to our long-term sustainability program while continuing to provide our customers with the tailored service we expect. ‘they’re waiting,’ said Richard Forson, president of Cargolux. & CEO.
Boeing launched the new 777-8 Freighter in January 2022 and has now booked more than 50 orders for the model. The 777-8 Freighter has nearly identical payload and range capabilities as the 747-400 Freighter while delivering 30% better fuel efficiency and emissions and 25% higher operating costs per ton. It is the ideal choice as operators replace aging freighters later this decade.
“With the purchase of our brand new freighter, Cargolux has invested in a sustainable future as the 777-8 Freighter will significantly reduce CO emissions.2 emissions compared to the aircraft it replaces,” said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “Equally important, the 777-8 Freighter operates with up to 60 percent less noise footprint than its predecessors, significantly minimizing noise emissions around airport communities.”
Luxembourg-based Cargolux is Europe’s largest all-cargo airline operating a combined fleet of 30 Boeing 747-8s and 747-400 Freighters. Cargolux’s global network covers more than 75 destinations on scheduled all-cargo flights and offers full and partial charter services. The company has more than 85 offices in more than 50 countries and operates an extensive global trucking network to more than 250 destinations. With 50 years of experience in the air freight industry and an extensive product portfolio, Cargolux provides tailor-made transport solutions for all types of shipments. As a responsible freight carrier, Cargolux has developed a strong CSR program encompassing environmental, social and governance principles. The Cargolux Group employs nearly 2,500 people worldwide.
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