Double delivery

Double deliveries of an aircraft model are often significant. But the fly-away this week of two 747-8 Freighters for AirBridgeCargo was even more special - marking the 99th and 100th deliveries for the 747-8.


A double delivery to AirBridgeCargo. Katie Lomax photo.

The carrier will deploy the airplanes this winter on its expanding network that links Europe, 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.

It was October of 2011 when we delivered the very first 747-8, a 747-8 Freighter to Cargolux. Since then, we’ve delivered a total of 63 747-8 Freighters, 29 747-8 Intercontinentals and eight BBJ 747-8s.


The first 747-8 ever delivered— a 747-8 Freighter for Cargolux. Gail Hanusa photo.

The 747-8 has now racked up more than 870,000 flight hours and is being used roughly 12 hours a day by 15 customers around the world.


Congratulations to all of our 747-8 employees for reaching the 100th delivery—and thanks to all of our customers flying the Queen of the Skies.

Comments (3)

Dr Dorothy (USA):

Congratulations to AirBridgeCargo, Cargolux,Intercontinentals, Boeing 747-8 Freighters and all employees!

Teresa (Bothell, WA):

Congrats to the Queen!

Norman Garza (Long Beach, CA):

Considering that the 747-8 freighter never sold to UPS or FedEx Express the number sold are great.

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