Atlas Air takes delivery of Boeing 747-8 Freighter
Atlas Air, a unit of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, has taken delivery of a Boeing 747-8 Freighter, the second of four new aircraft ordered by Atlas Air in 2021. These are the last 747-8 Freighters ever to be produced by Boeing.
The 747-8F is the most capable, technologically advanced and environmentally friendly widebody freighter, providing 20 percent higher payload capacity and 16 percent lower fuel consumption than the very capable 747-400F.
This aircraft has been placed under a long-term agreement with an existing customer, the company said in its statement.
“We are pleased to receive this additional 747-8F, and to add more capacity and value to our customers,” said John Dietrich, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide. “Atlas’ investment in these new aircraft underscores our commitment to environmental stewardship through the reduction of aircraft emissions, resource consumption and noise.”
The iconic Boeing 747 program has been in operation for over 50 years and these aircraft will continue to play a critical role in keeping global supply chains moving for decades to come. The 747-8 is the only factory-built freighter with nose-loading capability in production, which will serve the long-term needs of the airfreight market.