Boeing introduced two new 777-F models in January 2022.

Cargo Carrier Orders $5.6B Worth of Boeing Jets

Oct. 12, 2022
Cargolux, Europe’s largest cargo airline, is replacing its fleet of 747s with Boeing's newest freighter, the 777-9F, the world's largest twin-engine cargo jet.

Boeing reported an order for ten 777-9 Freighter aircraft from Cargolux, an all-cargo carrier based in Luxembourg. The contract – including options for six more 777-9Fs – would have an estimated value of $5.64 billion, based on list prices.

Neither Boeing nor Cargolux has announced the value for the order that Boeing had previously assigned to an unidentified buyer among its “orders and deliveries.”

Boeing launched the 777-9 Freighter in January and already has booked orders for more than 50 of the new model, it said, noting it designed the aircraft maximize operating efficiency and environmental performance.

The design will incorporate a new carbon-fiber composite wing and fuel-efficient engines, and it will be world's largest twin-engine cargo jet, according to Boeing, with the highest payload capacity and a 25% improvement in fuel efficiency, emissions, and operating costs over Boeing’s previous large freighter aircraft, the 747-400 Freighter.

The first 777-9F deliveries are scheduled for 2027.

"The agreement we signed today will consolidate Cargolux's position as a global leader of air freight services,” stated Cargolux president & CEO Richard Forson. “Replacing our aging fleet of 747-400 Freighters with the latest technology and fuel-efficient 777-8 Freighter model will contribute to our long-term sustainability program while continuing to offer our customers the tailored service they expect."

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