Cargolux 747-8F Delivery Today!

Cargolux Boeing 747-8F takeoff

Boeing, Cargolux and GE have finally resolved the contractual issues related to the performance of the aircraft and its engines, that delayed the first delivery of the 747-8 Freighter last month. Cargolux will take delivery of their first 747-8 Freighter already today (October 12) and immediately put it into service with a stop at Sea-Tac Airport for a cargo pickup. Tomorrow Cargolux will take delivery of its second Boeing 747-8F.

In its meeting on 7 October, the Cargolux Board of Directors appreciated that the negotiation team and Company management took the appropriate actions to ensure that the 747-8 entry into service issues be resolved successfully. Frank Reimen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cargolux, said: “I am pleased that we have reached agreement on the contractual issues. The 747-8 Freighter will be a driver of profitable growth for Cargolux”.

Cargolux Boeing 747-8F
Photo (c) Boeing

As an enhanced variant of the 747-400F, the new-generation 747-8 Freighter offers a variety of benefits over its predecessor, including additional payload, less fuel burn and carbon emissions and a considerably lower noise footprint.
Launch customer Cargolux has 13 Boeing 747-8 Freighter airplanes on firm order.

Photo – First Cargolux Boeing 747-8F takes off into the sky.
Cargolux Boeing 747-8F takeoff(c) Boeing