The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions
Dan Catchpole | dcatchpole@heraldnet.com
Published: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 1:54 p.m.

Boeing delivers Nippon Cargo's first 747-8 freighter

  • Boeing has delivered Nippon Cargo Airlines' first 747-8 Freighter, the jet maker said Wednesday.

    Boeing Co.

    Boeing has delivered Nippon Cargo Airlines' first 747-8 Freighter, the jet maker said Wednesday.

Boeing delivered Nippon Cargo Airlines first 747-8 freighter on Wednesday.

Narita-based Nippon Cargo is the first Japanese carrier to receive one of Boeing's revamped 747-8s. The carrier was one of the original launch customers in 2005 for the 747-8.

"We are excited to take delivery of this new fuel-efficient freighter, which will be a perfect addition to NCA's cargo fleet," Takuzo Nomura, Nippon Cargo's senior executive managing director, said in a statement.

Nippon Cargo has another 13 747-8 freighters on order with Boeing.

During a conference call Wednesday, Boeing CEO Jim McNerney said that the jet maker still hopes to land a few more orders for the updated 747. The company had 84 unfilled requests at the end of June. Boeing had delivered 13 747s through June 30, with a plan of delivering between 35 and 42 for the year.

"I am not worried strategically at all," McNerney said. "There are a couple (order) campaigns that we need to convert over the next six months."

Nippon Cargo currently operates eight 747-400 Freighters with two 747-400 Freighters on lease with other airlines. The carrier will also undertake its first biofuel flight with this 747-8 freighter delivery. The new airplane will become the first 747-8 to use a blend of environmentally progressive biofuels (jet kerosene and used cooking oil) to fly across the Pacific Ocean.


Subscribe to Weekly business headlines
See sample | Privacy policy

Most recent Aerospace blog posts

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

loading...
» More business
HeraldNet Classifieds