Nippon Cargo Airlines shifts to modern aircrafts
Frankfurt, November 13, 2014 (STAT):-Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) is approaching Frankfurt-Hahn airport with more modern and bigger aircraft.
The first Boeing 747-8F which has arrived at the airport. will in the future fly to Frankfurt-Hahn airport more often. Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), an important business partner of the airport, has announced to fly to Hahn with these more modern and bigger freight planes.
The adjustment to accommodate modern aircraft is possible due to the fact that Frankfurt-Hahn airport has invested in an expansion of its airstrip. Last year the airport established a new runway end safety area (RESA). This safety-zone is necessary to allow big fright planes – just as Boing 747-8F – to land at Frankfurt-Hahn airport. Airlines like Silk Way und Atlas Air are taking this option already.
The announcement of NCA shows that RESA was the right investment“, says Markus Bunk, business manager at Frankfurt-Hahn airport, which is Germany’s fifth largest freight airport. “We need RESA to reach our growth targets“, says Bunk.
The Boeing 747-8F is one of the biggest fright planes, also called „Code F airplane“. Compared to its predecessor, the Boeing 747-400, the capacity of the cargo wing is the latest design with excellent aerodynamic characteristics”, says Masami Takahashi, Vice President at NCA. As she points out, the benefits of the new aircrafts are, amongst others, high fuel efficiency and noise reduction