EVA Air Cargo expands its B777F fleet
EVA Air Cargo will purchase a Boeing 777 freighter to add to its existing fleet of seven B777Fs.
The new freighter is expected to be delivered by the end of 2023.
In addition to its eight Boeing 777 freighters, EVA operates 34 B777-300ERs.
In March, EVA contracted Israel Aerospace Industry Corporation (IAI) to convert three of its Boeing 777-300ER jets into freighters.
By 2025, the carrier plans to have increased its freighter fleet to 12 freighters.
EVA President Clay Sun said, “Boeing estimates the air cargo market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.0 to 4.6 percent over the next 20 years. By 2040, Boeing predicts that global cargo demand will increase by more than 70%.
“To meet this expected expansion of the air cargo market, the planning of our own long-term flight network and commercial requirements, we continue to seek the best next-generation cargo.
“Our immediate and long-term goals are the same. Our goal is to thrive in today’s and tomorrow’s booming air cargo markets, maintain the flexible services and unparalleled reliability that we are known for and, at the same time, help achieve the goals global conservation and environmental issues.
The Boeing 777 freighter is the largest twin-engine air cargo aircraft in the world. It has a maximum capacity of 106 tons. Fully loaded it can fly up to 5,000 nautical miles.
EVA has equipped its Boeing 777 freighters with the same turbofans that power its B777-300ER passenger plane.
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