Lufthansa Cargo orders two new Boeing 777 freighters

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May 08, 2018: The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has approved the order of two Boeing 777 freighters for Europe’s leading cargo airline, Lufthansa Cargo.

Delivery is already on the way: in both February and March 2019, a newly built aircraft each will take off from the Boeing plant in Seattle headed for Germany.

With its C40 efficiency programme and Cargo Evolution strategy, the airline initiated a comprehensive future programme two years ago.

"The Boeing 777 freighter is not only the world's most powerful, efficient and environmentally friendly freighter, it is also a visible sign of our modernisation strategy," says Peter Gerber, CEO of Lufthansa Cargo AG.

Further projects to drive forward the modernisation of the airline are already being implemented. For example, the infrastructure at the Hub in Frankfurt is being modernised substantially, and a new CoolCenter is under investment at the Hub in Munich. The freight crane is also advancing the digitisation of the entire process chain.

Lufthansa Cargo customers benefit from the enormous range of the twin-jet aircraft. With a full payload of 103 tonnes, the aircraft is able to stay in the air for ten and a half hours. It covers a distance of more than 9,000 kilometers non-stop.

The specific CO2 emissions of the Boeing 777F are almost 20 percent lower than those of the existing MD-11 freighters. Lufthansa Cargo is thus taking the next major step towards achieving its ambitious environmental goals.

The Triple Seven jets offers an additional benefit of being a quieter aircraft, thereby it is not a problem for residents living close to the airport. 

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