DHL Express Orders Nine Mammoth-Converted Boeing 777-200LR Freighters
DHL Express has ordered nine Mammoth-converted Boeing 777-200LR freighters from Jetran. The first delivery is expected in 2024, with the remaining aircraft to de delivered through early 2027.
On Thursday (April 20, 2023) DHL Express announced that they have ordered nine Mammoth-converted Boeing 777-200LR freighters from Jetran for delivery from 2024 through early 2027. The agreement is part of the company’s overall sustainability priority to modernize their long-haul intercontinental fleet. Ordering converted freighters with a shorter useful life will provide DHL an efficient bridge between current and new airframe technologies such as the Boeing 777-8F and Airbus A350F.
In Thursday’s announcement, DHL Express’ EVP Global Aviation, Robert Hyslop, said,
“We are excited to welcome Mammoth-converted B777-200LRFs to the DHL Express family. With the modernization of our intercontinental fleet, we can simultaneously enhance our proven ability to meet growing demand, improve our environmental footprint and deliver best quality service to our customers. We are pleased to continue demonstrating to partners and customers alike how these advancements elevate our service and bring us closer to our Sustainability Roadmap goals.”
The Mammoth converted B777-200LR freighter promises to deliver similar benefits as the production freighter, offering a payload capacity of 102 tons and a range of 4,968 nautical miles (9,200 kilometers). The aircraft is also more fuel-efficient and reduces CO2 emissions by 18 percent compared to legacy airplanes. Between 2018 and 2022, DHL purchased 28 new Boeing 777-200Fs, 18 of which are currently in service. The remaining aircraft will be delivered between 2023 and 2025. The aircraft forms the backbone of DHL’s intercontinental air network, in which DHL Express operates over 300 dedicated aircraft with 18 partner airlines, and more than 2,400 daily flights across 220 countries and territories worldwide.
Source: DHL Express