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Emirates Orders Two Boeing 777 Freighters to Boost Global Air Cargo Capability

Emirates announced an order for two Boeing 777 Freighters at the 2021 Dubai Airshow today, expanding the future capability of one of the world’s largest cargo airlines. The aircraft will be operated by Emirates SkyCargo, which currently operates a fleet 10 Boeing 777 Freighters.

Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 Freighter - Courtesy Emirates

On Monday (November 15, 2021), from the 2021 Dubai Airshow, Boeing announced that Emirates has placed an order for two 777 Freighters, boosting their future global air cargo capability as one of the world’s largest cargo airlines. The freighters will be operated by Emirates SkyCargo, which currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of ten 777 Freighters, and also carries cargo on 134 Emirates’ 777 passenger airplanes. The order is valued at $704 million at list prices and was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website.

In Monday’s announcement, Emirates Airline and Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, said,

“Emirates plays a key role in making essential goods available to customers and consumers globally through the capacity available on our widebody fleet, the reach of our global network and the advanced infrastructure at our Dubai hub. Today, we are delighted to announce an investment of $1 billion to further expand our freighter capacity. This underscores our commitment to supporting our customers' requirements, and reflects our confidence in our future growth and status as one of the largest airline cargo carriers in the world.”

Also commenting on the new freighter order, Boeing’s Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing, Ihssane Mounir, said,

“We are honored that Emirates has once again placed its confidence in the 777 Freighter as the backbone of its global network. As the largest operator of 777 passenger and freighter models worldwide, Emirates’ success is a testament to the 777’s market-leading efficiency, improved sustainability and incredible range.”

The 777 Freighter is the world’s largest, longest-range and most capable twin engine freighter and is Boeing’s best selling freighter of all time. The airplane also delivers a 17 percent reduction in fuel use and CO2 emissions compared to the legacy models it replaces. With a range of 9,200 km (4,968 nm), the 777F can carry a maximum revenue payload of 102,000 kilograms, allowing carrier’s to make fewer stops and thereby reducing landing fees on long-haul routes. Since 2005, customers have ordered over 300 777 Freighters, including 38 this year alone. Currently, Boeing provides over 90 percent of the worldwide dedicated freighter capacity, including new build and converted airplanes.

Emirates is an award-winning international airline with a network that spans six continents, connecting passengers and facilitating trade through their modern Dubai hub. The carrier operates a modern fleet of spacious and comfortable Flagship Airbus A380s and efficient Boeing 777s. Emirates has a culturally diverse workforce with team members from over 160 nations worldwide. The carrier serves their global customer base by delivering exceptional services and world-class products.

Boeing (NYSE:BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading supplier of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, as well as global services. The aerospace giant tops the list of the largest U.S. exporters, providing a significant positive impact to America’s annual GDP. Boeing supports government and commercial customers in over 150 countries and employs more than 160,000 team members worldwide. As Boeing continues to deliver for customers, they are committed to their legacy of aerospace leadership in technology and innovation and living the company’s core values of safety, quality and integrity.

Source(s): Boeing, Emirates


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