Boeing and Cargolux finalize 777-8 freighter order

Boeing and Cargolux have finalized an order of 10 777-8 Freighters with options for six additional airplanes, with a signing ceremony at Cargolux’s headquarters in Luxembourg.

The selection of Boeing’s newest freighter was previously announced at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow as Cargolux’s preferred choice as the replacement for its 747-400 Freighter fleet.

(From L-R) Christianne Wickler Chairman of the Board of Directors Cargolux, Richard Forson, President & CEO Cargolux, Stan Deal, President & CEO Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Ihssane Mounir, senior Vice President Boeing Commercial Sales & Marketing

The order was previously listed as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website.

Boeing launched the new 777-8 Freighter in January 2022 and has now booked more than 50 orders for the model. The 777-8 Freighter has nearly identical payload and range capabilities as the 747-400 Freighter while providing 30% better fuel efficiency and emissions and 25% better operating costs per tonne. It is the ideal choice as operators replace aging freighters later this decade.