CMA CGM Group and Airbus have signed a binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the purchase of four A350F freighter aircraft.
The order is subject to finalisation in the coming weeks, and will lift CMA CGM’s total Airbus fleet to nine, including five A330-200Fs.
The aircraft will be operated by CMA CGM Air Cargo, the shipping and logistics company’s recently launched air cargo operation.
“We are proud to welcome CMA CGM Air Cargo in the group of operators for the A350F and we are equally pleased to support the company’s future strategic development,” said Airbus’ chief commercial officer and head of Airbus International Christian Scherer.
“Having an early endorsement by such an international cargo powerhouse as the CMA CGM Group is very gratifying.”