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UPS orders 14 Boeing 747-8Fs

Parcel carrier UPS (United Parcel Service) has ordered 14 Boeing 747-8F Freighters. That is great news for Boeing, that is struggling to keep the 747 programme alive. The order includes options on a further 14 747-8Fs. UPS considers the order as a strategic investment to increase capacity. The airline’s current fleet includes 13 Boeing 747-400F […]

Intrepid orders two 747-8F

Aircraft lessor Intrepid Aviation (USA) has ordered two Boeing 747-8F Freighters. Intrepid Aviation revised an earlier order for six Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Two of the six 777s will be cancelled and instead Intrepid will acquire two new Boeing 747-8F Freighters to be delivered in 2017. The aircraft will be leased to "a current Boeing customer […]

End of 747 production nears

Boeing is considering to end the production of the Boeing 747 ‘Jumbo Jet’. Production is already slow with only twelve aircraft a year and the next step is a further reduction to even only six a year from September. Boeing hardly receives any new orders for the newest versions, the 747-8I Intercontinental and 747-8F Freighter. […]

Volga-Dnepr signs for 747-8Fs

Volga-Dnepr Group (Russia) has confirmed an earlier announced order for 20 Boeing 747-8F Freighters. Four of these aircraft have already been delivered. Volga-Dnepr Group took delivery of its first 747-8 Freighter in 2012. The newly-ordered aircraft will support Volga-Dnepr’s long-term strategy to grow AirBridgeCargo’s fleet and replace current 747-400s. They will be acquired through a […]

Boeing delivers 100th 747-8

Boeing has delivered its 100th 747-8, a freighter, to AirBridgeCargo Airlines (Russia). The aircraft was one of two 747-8Fs delivered to the airline simultaneously. The airplanes are the first being delivered as part of a memorandum of understanding, signed between Boeing and Volga-Dnepr Group at the Paris Air Show in June 2015. With today’s deliveries, […]

How to fly a giraffe in a 747

How does Cargolux carry giraffes in its 747 freighters? It is shown by a cartoon on the airline’s 13th Boeing 747-8F freighter (LX-VCM), which arrived in Luxembourg yesterday fresh from the Boeing factory. The giraffe cartoon is part of the aircraft’s special livery to celebrate Cargolux’s 45th anniversary. The livery shows some other examples of […]

NCA cancels four 747-8Fs

The Japanese carrier Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) has cancelled orders for four Boeing 747-8F freighters. Nippon Cargo, based at Tokyo Narita Airport, has now eight 747-8Fs in service out of an order of fourteen placed in 2007. NCA keeps two 747-8Fs on order. The airline also operates five Boeing 747-400F aircraft. Boeing is currently reducing […]

Atlas Air expands cargo fleet

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, parent of Atlas Air and Titan Aviation Holdings plus majority-owner of Polar Air Cargo, will buy a new Boeing 747-8F from the manufacturer for delivery in November this year. The new 747-8F freighter will initially be used for the company’s own charter operations before being placed in long-term ACMI-service (aircraft, crew, […]

Boeing announces Jumbo News: Volga-Dnepr wants 20 747-8Fs

Volga-Dnepr Group (Russia) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for twenty Boeing 747-8 Freighters at the Paris Air Show. Although it is not a firm order yet, it is an important contract for Boeing because, once firmed up, it will keep the 747 production line running for some time. The new 747-8 Freighters will be […]