Hong Kong's flag carrier operates an all-Boeing freighter
fleet that includes 13 747-8 freighters
Emirates SkyCargo now operates 12 freighters
, 10 B777Fs and two B747-400ERFs which currently serve 43 destinations around the world.
"Our decision to invest in the 777 freighter
helps ensure that we are well positioned to serve our customers' long-term needs."
KLM Engineering & Maintenance was selected by TNT Airways to work on its two 747-400ER freighters
. The contract covers engineering, maintenance control and component services as well as worldwide line and airframe maintenance including A and C checks.
will be delivered between December 2007 and October 2008, and used principally on short and medium-haul intra-Asian routes, as well as for late night domestic cargo flights.
"With 90 per cent share of the freighter
market, Boeing is well positioned to capture this growth," said Hulst.
The 777 Freighter
is the world's longest range twin-engine freighter
The new service is operated with an Airbus A330 freighter
and is expected to include textiles and apparel (including footwear), food and beverages, metals and metal manufacturers, chemicals, automobiles, machine tools, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment.
"We continue to gain momentum on the assembly of the first 747-8 Freighter
," said Mo Yahyavi, vice president and general manager of the 747 Program.
Airbus EADS Sees Need For Airbus A380 Freighter
. EADS co-Chief Executive Tom Enders said there was no need to scrap the freighter
version of the Airbus A380 superjumbo even though it now only has one customer.