It seems I haven’t written about an aircraft delivery for some time – thanks to the pandemic. However, it seems that Volga-Dnepr Group is happy to take delivery of a Boeing 777F (the freighter version of the Boeing 777), operating for AirBridgeCargo.
AirBridgeCargo will operate the airplane via a sale-leaseback agreement with Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE). Volga-Dnepr Group is a large Boeing freighter operator, who currently fly
- 17 747 freighters (13 747-8F AND four 747-400ERF)
- 5 737 freighters (2 737-800BCF and three 737-400SF)
The group also operates five Ilyushin-76-TD-90-VD and 12 Antonov-124-100 aircraft.
AirBridgeCargo operates the entire Boeing 747 fleet and of course – its new Boeing 777F.
Cargo aircraft have risen in visibility since the pandemic broke, delivering supplies around the world. The Boeing 777 Freighter can fly 4,970 nautical miles (9,200 kilometres), and carry a payload of 224,900 lbs. (102,010 kg), able to carry out-sized pallets and cargo loads.
Firoz Tarapore, DAE’s Chief Executive Officer said:
“We are delighted to welcome Volga-Dnepr Group as our newest customer as they introduce the 777 Freighter to their fleet,”
“DAE Capital is the world’s largest lessor of the profitable and efficient 777 Freighter. We look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with Volga-Dnepr Group as they continue to grow their successful operations.”
Ihssane Mounir, Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing, The Boeing Company said
“We are honored to partner with Dubai Aerospace Enterprise and Volga-Dnepr Group to introduce the 777 Freighter to Volga’s customers,” said
“We look forward to introducing the unsurpassed efficiency and capability of the 777 Freighter to complement Volga’s existing fleet.”
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