ANA is the last to order B777-8 freighters
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has placed an order for two of Boeing’s recently launched B777-8 freighters.
The airline has converted two of its previous commitments for 20 B777-9 passenger planes – dating from 2014 – to the new freighter model.
The aircraft is expected to enter service during or after ANA’s 2028 exercise.
“The announcement reflects ANA Holding’s plan to further develop its cargo business by securing large freighters,” the company said.
“The Boeing 777-8F is a state-of-the-art freighter that has the largest cargo capacity of any twin-engine aircraft, and has reduced CO2 emissions and operating costs by using less fuel per ton. “
In the past fiscal year, ANA recorded record freight revenues as prices soared due to the modal shift to air due to shipping issues and a recovering economy.
International freight revenue doubled during the year to 329 billion yen and freight carried increased by 49.1%.
ANA says it is “aggressively engaged in handling vehicle components, semiconductors, electronic devices and medical products such as vaccines.”
The airline currently operates nine B767 freighters and two B777 freighters.
The Boeing 777-8F has a range of 8,167 km (4,410 nautical miles) and a maximum payload of 118 metric tons.
Boeing launched the new 777-8 freighter in January with Qatar Airways as a launch customer. Qatar has ordered 34 aircraft with options for 16 more in a deal valued at more than $20 billion based on list prices.
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