Boeing, AirBridgeCargo Airlines Celebrate Delivery of Two 747-8 Freighters
Boeing delivered two new 747-8 Freighters to AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), the first to be delivered under an agreement signed between Boeing and Volga-Dnepr Group at the Paris Air Show in June 2015.
ABC, part of Volga-Dnepr Group, is one of the leading international scheduled air cargo carriers.
The Boeing- Volga-Dnepr deal calls for more 747-8 Freighters to be delivered by Boeing to ABC and also adds the Antonov-124-100 aircraft to the long-term logistics support provided by Boeing and its partners.
“Adding more new generation 747-8 Freighters will AirBridgeCargo to keep its high growth rates,” said Denis Ilin, executive president for AirBridgeCargo Airlines. “This is a celebration of successful partnership with Boeing, which will enable the airline to continue providing its customers with the exceptional air cargo services they are used to.”
“We appreciate ABC’s confidence in our products and look forward to our successful cooperation in the future,” said Marty Bentrott, vice president for Middle East, Russia, and Central Asia sales at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We are honored to see that one of the two new 747-8 Freighters delivered, is the 100th 747-8 for Boeing. Our enduring partnership with Volga-Dnepr has shown the value that this iconic airplane brings to the air-cargo industry.”
The planes will be deployed on ABC’s expanding network between Asia and the United States. ABC’s fleet now consists of eight 747-8 Freighters, five 747-400 Extended Range Freighters, and two 747-400 Freighters.
The 747-8 Freighter provides cargo operators the lowest operating costs and best economics of any large freighter airplane while providing enhanced environmental performance. It offers 16 percent more cargo volume than the 747-400.
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