All-cargo airline Cargolux has selected Boeing’s 777-8 Freighter as the preferred solution to replace its 747-400 fleet.
The selection was announced at the Farnborough International Airshow, which was held last week (18-22 July).
“With the 777-8 Freighter being the preferred solution to replace our 747-400s, Cargolux is looking forward to continuing its ongoing relationship with Boeing,” Cargolux’s president and CEO Richard Forson.
“With the selection of our newest freighter as their preferred solution, Cargolux continues its long and enduring history with Boeing, integrating the 777-8F seamlessly into the airline’s all-747 cargo operations,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ president and CEO Stan Deal.
“With its investment in the 777-8 Freighter, Cargolux will operate the most advanced, fuel-efficient, twin-engine freighter in the industry. The 777-8 Freighter significantly reduces CO2 emissions compared to previous models with a reduced noise footprint, helping to advance Cargolux’s commitment to sustainable operations.”
Boeing launched the 777-8 Freighter in January and has booked more than 50 orders for the model.
Cargolux is the largest operator of Boeing widebody freighters in Europe with a combined total fleet of 30 747-400 and 747-8 Freighters.