Thu, 9 May 2019

China Airlines Signs MOU for 6 Boeing 777 Freighters

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 777F flight deck will be familiar to crews that have flown 777 passenger airplanes. Image: Boeing. Click to enlarge.

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 training.

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