Boeing (Chicago) delivered the first Boeing 747-800F to Atlas Air on November 2. Yesterday (November 3) all of the parties celebrated the departure of 747-87UF G-GSSD (msn 37562) from Everett (Paine Field) on its delivery flight for Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. The delivery is the first of nine 747-8 Freighters Atlas Air has on order. Atlas Air’s 49 percent subsidiary, Global Supply Systems (GSS) (London-Stansted), will operate the new freighter for British Airways World Cargo through a five-year wet-lease agreement.
As part of the lease agreement for three 747-8 Freighters with GSS, British Airways World Cargo will utilize the airplanes on long-haul routes to cargo destinations in Asia, Africa, India and the United States.