Freight ANA orders two Boeing 777 Freighter

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Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways has announced an order for two Boeing 777 Freighters.

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The jets, which is the world’s largest twin-engine cargo jet, should be used to add additional capacity to ANA’s cargo network. The B777 Freighter is able to fly over 9000 kilometers with a maximum payload of 112 tons.

ANA plans to fly its new 777 Freighters on international routes, particularly to Asia, China, and North America. With this order, ANA will become the first airline in Japan to operate 777 Freighters. The delivery of the first new freighter is scheduled for 2019.

"Air cargo is an essential part of global trade growth," said Hiroshi Sugiguchi, Vice President, Corporate Planning & Administration, ANA Cargo. "We are committed to playing a critical role in further advancing Japan's economic growth through trade and these new freighter airplanes will help us accomplish our goal. ANA will ensure that our cargo operations reflect the five-star service that we have garnered over the past several years.”

Currently, ANA Cargo operates a fleet of twelve Boeing 767-300 Freighter on several international and domestic routes. In the last years, ANA Cargo has launched cargo joint ventures with Lufthansa Cargo and United Airlines Cargo.

Boeing has received over 170 orders for the cargo version of its B777 aircraft. The jet is competing with the Airbus A330 Freighter version as well as the in-house competitor, the Boeing 747-8Freighter. The Boeing 747-8F has a maximum payload of 140 tons and a range of 8130 kilometers.

Source © Boeing.com

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