Qatar Airways,a leading air cargo carrier, has entered into an agreement to purchase five additional 777 Freighters
valued at $1.8 billion at list prices from Boeing.
The package of agreements also includes a commitment for both companies to explore other freighter
solutions, such as new production 767 Freighters
or converted cargo jets such as the 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter
"Both the 777-300ER and the 747-8 freighter
offer a highly-efficient solution on Cathay Pacific's ultra-long-haul routes, combining superb operating economics with a significant reduction in emissions.
"Our global network is growing and we are investing in our freighter
fleet to meet capacity requirements and future growth.
The 777 freighter
is the world's longest-range, twin-engine freighter
featuring the lowest trip cost of any large freighter
, industry experts say.
"We are excited about this latest addition to our dedicated Crystal Cargo freighter
fleet and we expect the 777 freighter
to deliver exceptional value to us and to our customers," said Kevin Knight, Etihad chief planning and strategy officer, who also leads the Etihad Crystal Cargo division.
Taipei, July 22, 2009 (CENS) -- CSBC Corporation, Taiwan recently signed a contract with the state-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) to build four 93,000-ton Baltic Panamax freighters
costing US$180 million.
Airbus's long-term market forecast issued just two months ago called for demand for more than 400 very large freighters
"We are very pleased that ANA has chosen the 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter
and will be our first customer for this important new addition to our freighter
family," said Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
* Boeing projects new production freighter
deliveries valued at $280 billion.
The express carrier is a major operator of the Boeing 757 Freighter
and the largest operator of the 767 Freighter
and 777 Freighter