Atlas Air (British Airways) Boeing 747-8 Freighter Delivered

Boeing delivered the first 747-8 Freighter to Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. The delivery is the first of nine Boeing 747-8F Atlas Air has on order. Atlas Air’s subsidiary, Global Supply Systems (GSS), will operate the new freighter for British Airways World Cargo through a five-year wet-lease agreement.

As part of the lease agreement for three 747-8 Freighters with GSS, British Airways World Cargo will utilize the airplanes on long-haul routes to cargo hubs in Asia, Africa, India and the United States.

The 747-8 Freighter is 76.3 m long, which is 5.6 m longer than its predecessor, the 747-400 Freighter. The stretch provides customers with 16 percent more revenue cargo volume, which translates to four additional main-deck pallets and three additional lower-hold pallets. The 747-8 Freighter is powered by GE’s GEnx-2B engines.

British Airways Boeing 747-8F

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