The 777 freighter
is based on the technologically advanced 777-200LR (longer range) passenger airplane and can fly 4,900 nautical miles (9,070km) with a full payload of 225,200 pounds (102 metric tonnes).
The 980 new medium and large freighters
and 1,670 converted freighters
will go toward replacing older airplanes and growing the global fleet to meet demand, according to the new World Air Cargo Forecast, released by Boeing today at The International Air Cargo Association's Air Cargo Forum and Exhibition.
The 777 Freighter
also uses 18 percent less fuel compared to the airplanes it replaces, and provides quieter takeoffs and landings that meet airport noise standards.
A weekly scheduled Qatar Airways Cargo Boeing 777 freighter
started operating from Doha to Beirut.
Boeing pointed out that the 747-8 Freighter
is the new high-capacity 747 that will give cargo operators the lowest operating costs and best economics of any freighter
airplane, while providing enhanced environmental performance.
Airbus EADS approves A350 XWB; Airbus plans five variants, including freighter
. Airbus parent EADS' board gave its approval late Friday for the industrial launch of the A350 XWB, the first of which will enter service in 2013.
Qatar Airways Cargo is the world's third largest international cargo carrier and serves more than 60 exclusive freighter
destinations worldwide via its Doha hub
Emirates SkyCargo, the world's largest international cargo airline, has operated the first of its scheduled weekly freighter
service to Luxembourg on June 12.
Summary: SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has significantly boosted its total cargo capacity and expanded its dedicated freighter
network with the addition of three new Boeing 777F aircraft.
Steve Rimmer, Guggenheim Aviation Partners' CEO, said buying a freighter
conversion was a better choice in the current economy.
Royal Jordanian signed a lease agreement, initially for six months, with Jordan's Transworld for a Boeing 737 freighter
. Royal Jordanian will begin flying the aircraft to Baghdad and Damascus.