This was announced today by Boeing and Emirates middle East The airline continues to expand its Boeing-only freighter fleet with an order for five 777 Freighters worth more than $1.7 billion at list prices.
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Said Al MaktoumEmirates Airline and Group Chairman and Chief Executive said: “Emirates is investing in new cargo aircraft so we can continue to serve customer demand with the latest fuel-efficient aircraft. This order reflects Emirates’ confidence in air cargo demand and the growth of the overall aviation sector. It forms the basis for our continued growth, driven by the reach of our diverse global network and the advanced handling infrastructure we have Dubai Hub and the bespoke transport solutions that Emirates has developed to meet the diverse needs of our customers.”
The aircraft will be operated by Emirates SkyCargo, adding to its fleet of 11,777 freighters. At the Dubai Airshow last November, Emirates a 1 billion dollars Investment to expand its air cargo capacity, including two new 777 Freighters joining Emirates’ fleet this year.
Emirates was the launch customer for the 777 Freighter and is currently the world’s largest operator of the 777 family, with almost 150 of the type in its fleet. Boeing’s best-selling cargo plane, the 777F, is the world’s largest, longest-ranging and best-performing twin-engine cargo plane flying today, with 17% less fuel burn and CO2 -Emissions compared to previous aircraft.
“We appreciate the confidence Emirates has repeatedly placed in its all-Boeing Freighter fleet,” said Stan deal, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “Adding these additional fuel-efficient 777 Freighters to Emirates’ fleet will enable the airline to support its growing demand in the cargo market and move goods quickly and efficiently from origin to destination in the United States middle East and around the world.”