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Thu, 20 June 2019

China Airlines to Replace Boeing 747Fs with 777Fs

China Airlines has unveiled plans to order up to six Boeing 777 Freighters to modernize its cargo fleet.

The 777 Freighter is capable of flying 4,970 nautical miles (9,200 km) with a maximum payload of 102,010 kg (224,900 lbs).

The 777 twin-engine freighter can accommodate 27 standard pallets, measuring 96 inches by 125 inches (2.5 m x 3 m) on the main deck.

China Airlines to replace Boeing 747Fs with 777Fs. Click to enlarge.

"Air cargo is an important part of our overall business and the introduction of these new Boeing 777 Freighters will play an integral role in our long-term growth strategy," said China Airlines Chairman Hsieh Su-Chien. "As we transition our freighter fleet to the 777Fs from the older 747Fs, this will enable us to deliver world-class services to our customers more efficiently and reliably."

China Airlines currently operates 51 Boeing and 35 Airbus airplanes.

"The global air freight market is forecast to double over the next 20 years, and the 777 Freighter's market-leading capabilities and economics will help China Airlines extend their network and grow their cargo business," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing of Boeing. "We are proud to expand our partnership with China Airlines, building on our successful introduction of the 777-300ER passenger jet a few years ago. We look forward to delivering new 777 Freighters into their world-class fleet."

Boeing said that the order will be added to its Orders and Deliveries website once the deal is finalized.

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