Atlas Air takes delivery of new Boeing 747-8F freighter

Atlas Air has announced it has taken delivery of a Boeing 747-8 Freighter. This aircraft is the third of four new Boeing 747-8 Freighters Atlas Air ordered in January 2021 and is the first of two 747-8Fs Atlas Air will operate for its customer Kuehne+Nagel under a long-term agreement.

Left to right: Brad McMullen, Senior Vice President of Sales Boeing – Kim Smith, Vice President and General Manager of the Boeing 747/767 Program – John Dietrich, President & CEO, Atlas Air Worldwide – Michael Steen, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide – Yngve Ruud, Executive Vice President Air Logistics at Kuehne+Nagel – Omar Molina, Director of Global Transportation, Google Devices and Services.

Atlas’ investment in these new aircraft underscores our ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship through the reduction of noise, aircraft emissions and resource consumption. With its advanced design and engines, the 747-8F offers a 16% improvement in fuel use and CO2 emissions per tonne and a 30% smaller noise footprint compared to the previous generation of aircraft.

“With Atlas Air taking delivery of the final 747s for its customer Kuehne+Nagel, this iconic Boeing airplane will continue to move cargo around the world for decades to come,” said Kim Smith, Vice President and General Manager of the Boeing 747/767 Program. “As we say goodbye to the ‘Queen of the Skies’, we’re proud of her legacy as an airplane that propelled aviation innovation and later laid the foundation of our family of freighters.

Top Copyright Photo: Kuehne + Nagel (Atlas Air) Boeing 747-8F N862GT (msn 67149) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 959339.

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