Freight Boeing announces new aircraft orders from three airlines
Boeing was able to confirm three new orders for its 737 MAX programme, the 777 Freighter programme and the newly launched 777-8 Freighter.
Boeing has announced three new orders for its 777 Freighter and Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. These orders show, that airlines are hopeful for a regenerated aviation and travel industry after the world-wide crises.
Japanese carrier Skymark Airlines has announced its intent to acquire up to 12 737 MAX aircraft to its all-Boeing fleet. Skymark seeks to operate four MAX aircraft including the smaller 737-8 and the larger 737-10 variant. Furthermore, the airline holds purchase options for two additional jets and will separately add six lessor-owned 737-8s to its fleet.
"As Skymark Airlines looks to sustainably grow its fleet, the 737 MAX family offers market-leading efficiency and environmental performance," said Ihssane Mounir, Boeing's senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing. "With commonality and enhanced capabilities, the 737-8 and 737-10 will enable Skymark Airlines to optimize its fleet across all operations."
Emirates then announced that it has signed a purchase agreement with Boeing over five 777 Freighters. The airline already operates with an all-Boeing cargo fleet and has now signed its latest commitment, worth around $1.7 billion according to list prices.
Emirates SkyCargo already operates with 11 777 Freighters and had announced to expand its air cargo capacity at last November´s Dubai Airshow. Emirates also was launch customer of the 777 Freighter and is currently the largest operator of the type.
Silk Way West Airlines also continues to grow its cargo capacity, as the airline has signed an order deal with Boeing for 777-8 Freighters. Two of the new aircraft will join the Azerbaijani cargo airline to enhance operations in the Eurasia region.
Silk Way also holds purchase options for two additional 777-8 freighters, as the airline has made long-term modernisation plans. Currently, the majority of the airline´s fleet consists of the aging 747-400 aircraft, which have an average year of over 21 years. The aircraft are less fuel-efficient and make more noise. The five 747-8 freighters have an average age of over 7 years and are in the plans for the long-term.
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