Boeing delivers two Boeing 777F freighters to Southern Air

Thai Cargo Boeing 777F N775SA, originally uploaded by SteelDreams.

Boeing (Chicago, Seattle, Wichita and Charleston) has delivered two 777F freighters to Southern Air (2nd) (Southern Air Holdings, Inc.), the first 777s to join the Norwalk, Conn.-based cargo carrier’s fleet.

The addition of these two airplanes makes Southern Air (Anchorage) the world’s first aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) operator to feature the 777F freighter.

Southern Air has entered into an agreement to operate the two 777F freighters on behalf of Thai Airways International (Bangkok). Thai Airways will utilize the full capacity of the 777F freighters, becoming the first carrier in Southeast Asia to offer this capability to its freight customers.

Southern Air is a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Partners. In addition to the new Boeing 777 Freighters, Southern Air operates a fleet of 16 Boeing 747 Freighter airplanes.

Copyright Photo: SteelDreams. The second Boeing 777-FZB N775SA (msn 37987) is pictured at Everett in the new “generic” color scheme featuring Thai’s web address. N775SA was handed over on March 3 and joins the previously delivered N774SA.