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  • Joe Breitfeller

Atlas Air Takes Delivery of Their Second of Four New Boeing 747-8 Freighters

Atlas Air has taken delivery of a new Boeing 747-8 Freighter, the second of four new 747-8Fs ordered by the carrier in 2021. These are the final 747-8 Freighters to be manufactured by Boeing.


Atlas Air Boeing 747-8 Freighter - Courtesy Atlas Air Worldwide

On Tuesday (October 4, 2022), Atlas Air, a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., announced that they have taken delivery of their second of four Boeing 747-8 Freighters, which were originally ordered in 2021. These are the final four 747-8Fs to be produced by Boeing. The Boeing 747-8F is the most capable, technologically advanced and environmentally friendly widebody freighter, delivering 20 percent higher payload capacity and 16 percent lower fuel consumption compared to the Boeing 747-400F. The new aircraft has been placed under a long-term agreement with one of Atlas Air’s existing customers.


In Tuesday’s announcment, Atlas Air Worldwide’s President and Chief Executive Officer, John Dietrich, said,


“We are pleased to receive this additional 747-8F, and to add more capacity and value to our customers. Atlas’ investment in these new aircraft underscores our commitment to environmental stewardship through the reduction of aircraft emissions, resource consumption and noise.”


Launched over 50 years ago, the iconic Boeing 747, often referred to as the ‘Queen of the Skies’, will continue to play a critical role in the global supply chain for decades to come. The Boeing 747-8 Freighter is the only factory built freighter with nose-loading capability in production.


Purchase, New York-based Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAWW) is a leading global provider of third-party aircraft and aviation operating services. Company subsidiaries include Atlas Air, Southern Air Holdings and Titan Aviation Holdings. Additionally, the company owns a majority stake in Polar Air Cargo Worldwide. Together, the Atlas Air family of companies operate the world’s largest Boeing 747 Freighter fleet. The company also offers their customers a wide selection of Boeing 747, 777, 767 and 737 aircraft for domestic, regional and international cargo and passenger operations.



Source: Atlas Air Worldwide