Boeing and Cargolux last week finalized an order of 10 777-8 freighters with options for six additional planes, a deal previously announced at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow.
Cargolux earlier said Boeing’s freighter was the airline’s choice as the replacement for its 747-400 freighter fleet. The order, which was previously listed as unidentified on the aircraft manufacturer’s orders & deliveries website, now underlines the carrier’s long-term sustainability.
Launched in January 2022, Boeing’s 777-8 Freighter programme has now booked more than 50 orders. With nearly identical payload and range capabilities as its 747-400F predecessor, it allows 30% better fuel efficiency and emissions and 25% better operating costs per tonne, Boeing claims.
“With its purchase of our newest freighter, Cargolux has invested in a sustainable future as the 777-8 Freighter will significantly reduce CO2 emissions compared to the airplanes it is replacing,” said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
“Equally important, the 777-8 Freighter operates with a noise footprint up to 60% smaller than its predecessors, significantly minimizing noise emissions around airport communities.”
Cargolux, based in Luxembourg, is Europe’s largest all-cargo airline operating a combined fleet of 30 Boeing 747-8 and 747-400 freighters. Its network covers over 75 destinations on scheduled all-cargo flights and offers full and part-charter services.