announced yesterday thatCargolux
has placed a follow-on order for three Boeing 747-8 Freighters, valued at $845m at list prices, and added two options.
This brings the Luxembourg-based cargo operator's total 747-8 Freighter order to 13 airplanes, two options and 10 purchase rights.
‘The outstanding economics of the 747-8 Freighter was decisive in its selection as the centrepiece of our future fleet,’ said Uli Ogiermann, chief executive officer of Cargolux. ‘Equally important was the environmental performance of this airplane with 15 percent reduction in emissions and a 30 percent reduction in noise.’
With the new 747-8 Program, Boeing is leveraging technologies from the 787 Dreamliner. New GEnx engines, originally designed for the 787 Dreamliner, reportedly allow for improvements in fuel efficiency, emissions and durability with significantly less noise and weight than today's engines.