(10 Mar 2022, 12:22 +07)
DHL Express has placed an order with Boeing for
six additional 777 Freighters.
The purchase takes DHL Express’ order book total
to 28 B777 Freighters since it placed its first direct order in
continued confidence in the 777 Freighter is testament to the
airplane’s outstanding capabilities in supporting global cargo
demand,” said Ihssane Mounir, Boeing’s senior vice president of
Commercial Sales and Marketing. “The 777 Freighter’s unmatched
operating efficiency is enabling DHL to meet its sustainability
commitments by reducing carbon emissions and contributing to its
overall goal of net zero emissions by 2050.”
DHL Boeing 757F reg: G-BMRD. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com
The 777 Freighter improves fuel efficiency and reduces CO2
emissions by 17% compared to legacy airplanes.
DHL Express has
taken delivery of 15 777 Freighters to date.
“With the order of six new, large widebody
freighter aircraft, we continue to invest in our future and
further enhance the capability and reach of our global air
network. The Boeing 777 Freighter is the most fuel-efficient
aircraft in its class and will connect DHL’s global hubs in
Cincinnati, Leipzig and Hong Kong as well as serving other key
markets,” said Geoff Kehr, senior vice president, Global Air Fleet
Management, DHL Express. “We are committed to providing the
highest quality and efficient services to our customers while at
the same time lowering our carbon emissions by modernizing our
fleet with the most efficient aircraft type available. The new
aircraft will significantly contribute to our aspiration to reduce
our greenhouse gas emissions to under 29 million tons by 2030.”
Freighter is Boeing’s best-selling freighter of all time.
More than 300 777
Freighters have been ordered since the program began in 2005.