In a milestone for Australian aviation, Nauru Airlines has unveiled its new ‘first-of-kind’ Boeing 737-800F.
The aircraft, which can transport over 23.9 tonnes of cargo, is located in the Brisbane Airport hangar and adds to the growing fleet of Nauru’s national airline.
It now means that Nauru Airlines is a part of Australia’s aviation history by owning the first B737-800 freighter in Australia.
Dr Kieren Keke, chairman of the board of Nauru Airlines, said: “The 737-800F expands the operational capabilities of our service, adding to our two existing B737-300 freighter aircraft and our growing fleet of passenger aircraft, making sure we can service the needs of Nauru and the central Pacific, as well as our valued clients in Australia and across the broader region.”
While headquartered in Nauru, Nauru Airlines‘ operations have been based in Brisbane for 20 years, registered under Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority and operating to Australia’s highest aviation standards.