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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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