Reportedly, Boeing (BA) has delivered three 777 Freighters to Qatar Airways Cargo as the airline continues to build its cargo division with the world’s largest and most capable twin-engine freighter, marking the 200th 777 Freighter to be delivered. With the new addition of 777 Freighters, Qatar Airways Cargo now operates 24 of this airplane model along with two 747-8 Freighters.
The delivery marks a major contribution during these times when air freight is playing a pivotal role amid the COVID-19 pandemic including transporting newly approved vaccines and meeting global demand.
“With the arrival of these new freighters, we are injecting more capacity in the market which is very much required during the pandemic. The added capacity will also enable us to support the logistics around the COVID-19 vaccination, which is projected to be one of the greatest logistical challenges for the industry,” “With our investments in innovation and fleet, we are able to fulfill our customers’ logistical requirements and facilitate the continuity of global trade.” stated Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker.
The 777 Freighter is equipped to fly 4,970 nautical miles (9,200 km) and is capable to carry a payload of 224,900 pounds (102,010 kg). Boeing’s 777 Freighter is now Boeing’s top-selling freighter. Customers from around the world have ordered 242 777 Freighters since the program began in 2005, with record 45 units in 2018.
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