China Airlines has signed a MOU with Boeing for
six 777 Freighters, three firm and a further three on option.
China Airlines plans to operate these 777F mainly
to Europe and North America.
The Boeing 777F will replace some older 747-400F
currently in service, giving the airline a significant saving of
around 20% in fuel costs.
The Boeing 777F and 747-400F ULDs are
also highly compatible.
Between 2014 and 2016, China Airlines added a
total of 10 Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft to its fleet, and
as the 777F
and 777-300ER are equipped with the
same GE90 engine this will allow the airline to keep maintenance costs
down. It also helps with pilot deployment as a Boeing
777-300ER pilot can fly a 777F after receiving the necessary