Boeing and Emirates announced the Middle East carrier is further expanding its all-Boeing dedicated freighter fleet with an order for five 777 Freighters, valued at more than $1.7 billion at list prices. The airplanes will be operated by Emirates SkyCargo, adding to its fleet of 11 777 Freighters. At last November’s Dubai Airshow, Emirates announced a $1 billion investment to expand its air cargo capacity, including two new 777 Freighters that joined Emirates’ fleet this year.
Emirates was a launch customer for the 777 Freighter and is currently the world’s largest operator of the 777 family, with nearly 150 of the airplane type in its fleet. Boeing’s best-selling freighter, the 777F is the world’s largest, longest-range and most capable twin-engine freighter flying today, with 17 per cent lower fuel use and CO2 emissions compared to prior airplanes.