DHL Double their Fleet of Boeing 777 Freighters with New Order
The order at the current list price has a value of $4.7 billion as announced at the Farnborough International Airshow in England. Delivery of the first four freighters is expected in 2019.
As soon as the full order has been finalized it will appear on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries webpage.
DHL Executive President of Global Network Operations & Aviation, Charlie Dobbie said, “We are delighted to announce the acquisition of 14 new 777 Freighters as we renew part of our long-haul fleet with this best-in-class fuel efficient freighter type that will make a significant step towards DHL’s zero emissions target by 2050.”
In 2009 DHL became the first express operator to introduce the 777 to perform long-haul time critical services. The 777 has quickly become the most reliable large freighter in the air cargo industry connecting the major markets around the world along with strengthening DHL’s service quality to their customers.
The DHL 777 fleet will be doubled when the order is complete enabling more benefits to markets and customers due to this versatile aircraft.
Kevin McAllister, President & CEO Boeing Commercial Airplanes said, “The 777 Freighter is an airplane perfectly suited to DHL’s needs, offering an outstanding payload capability, with incredible range to service its extensive intercontinental network and unmatched reliability.”
The Boeing 777 Freighter is the largest twin-engine cargo airplane in the world and has an operating range of 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometers) coupled with a cargo carrying capacity of 102 tons.