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Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines announce an order for four 777F freighters

Ethiopian Cargo (Ethiopian Airlines) Boeing 777-F6N ET-APS (msn 41846) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 909328.

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines have announced an order for four Boeing 777F freighters – the world’s largest and longest-range twin-engine cargo jet – in a deal valued at more than $1.3 billion at list prices.

The deal includes a new order for two freighters. It also includes two freighters the airline announced as a commitment in June that finalized into a firm order and posted on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website this month.

The 777 Freighter is based on the 777-200LR (Longer Range) passenger jet and can fly 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometers) with a full payload of 112 tons (102 metric tonnes or 102,000 kg).

This order pushes 777 net orders this year to 57 – 37 of them for the current-generation 777 airplane – providing further support to a smooth production transition to the new 777X.

Ethiopian Cargo is the largest network cargo operator in Africa with six 777 and two 757 Freighters serving 39 cargo destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. Ethiopian Cargo opened a state-of-the-art cargo terminal in June 2017 that gives the carrier an annual capacity of one million tons.

Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Cargo (Ethiopian Airlines) Boeing 777-F6N ET-APS (msn 41846) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 909328.

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Ethiopian to fly to Buenos Aires

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-AOR (msn 34746) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 909323.

Ethiopian Airlines has announced it has finalized preparations to start five weekly flights to Buenos Aires, Argentina, as of March 8, 2018.

Buenos Aires is the world’s capital of Tango, home of centurion old buildings and a vibrant cultural scene. Argentina is one of the largest economies in Latin America and Buenos Aires is the 2nd largest city in South America with a population of over 13 million.

Flight

Days

Origin

Departure

Destination

Arrival

Fleet

ET 0506

Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun

Addis Ababa

09:30

São Paulo

17:10

787

São Paulo

18:10

Buenos Aires

19:40

787

ET 0507

Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun

Buenos Aires

23:00

São Paulo

02:30

787

São Paulo

03:30

Addis Ababa

20:30

787

 

Buenos Aires will become Ethiopian 6th destination in the Americas. Ethiopian has service to Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and São Paulo.

Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-AOR (msn 34746) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 909323.

 

Air China takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8

Air China's first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8, delivered on November 3, 2017

Air China and Boeing on November 3, 2017 celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 737-8 MAX 8. China’s national flag carrier is the first airline in the country to receive the 737 MAX. Customers throughout China will take delivery of nearly 100 737 MAXs by the end of next year.

Boeing’s partnership with Air China dates back to the 1970s. Air China’s fleet includes seven Boeing 747-8s, 26 777-300ERs, 11 787-9 Dreamliners and more than 140 Next-Generation 737s.

Air China will introduced the new Boeing 737 variant on the Beijing – Urumqi route once a day starting on November 11, 2017 per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Air China Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 B-1397 (msn 60872) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 939742.

Boeing, FedEx Express are collaborating on the latest ecoDemonstrator Program testing

Boeing-FedEx "ecoDemonstrator Program"

On July 6, 2017 Boeing made this announcement. Now the program is ready to proceed with a dedicated freighter.

As part of the continuing effort to accelerate aerospace innovation, Boeing and FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation and the world’s largest express transportation company, will work together to fly the next ecoDemonstrator.

Starting in 2018, a new Boeing 777 Freighter made for FedEx Express will test emerging technologies, such as propulsion advancements and flight deck innovations.

The ecoDemonstrator program, now in its fifth iteration, serves as a series of flying testbeds designed to improve the environmental performance and safety of future airplanes.

“The ecoDemonstrator program is focused on harvesting exciting new technologies that will benefit our airline customers, the flying public and the environment,” said Mike Sinnett, vice president of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Product Development.

The collaboration on the newest ecoDemonstrator project is the latest in a 38-year relationship between Boeing and FedEx.

“FedEx is committed to developing and implementing innovative solutions that connect the world responsibly and resourcefully,” said David Cunningham, president & CEO, FedEx Express. “We’re proud to work with Boeing and use our 777 Freighter to play a key role in bringing future benefits to the entire aviation industry.”

This round of ecoDemonstrator testing includes installing a compact thrust reverser developed by Boeing designed to save fuel, flight deck improvements that can improve efficient operations in and out of busy airports, and flying prototype airplane parts using cutting-edge manufacturing techniques that reduce material waste.

Flight testing is scheduled to last approximately three months before the airplane returns to the FedEx fleet.

Top Copyright Photo: FedEx Express Boeing 777-FS2 N878FD (msn 40684) (ecoDemonstrator Program) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 939725.

Bottom Copyright Photo: FedEx Express Boeing 777-FS2 N878FD (msn 40684) (ecoDemonstrator Program) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 939726.

Boeing-FedEx "ecoDemonstrator Program"

UPS adds the Boeing 747-8F freighter

The new Boeing 747-8F Intercontinental Freighter

UPS Airlines is adding the newer and larger Boeing 747-8F Intercontinental Freighter to its Boeing 747-400F freighter fleet.

The first to be delivered was N605UP which was handed over on September 29, 2017.

The pictured N607UP completed its first flight on October 6, 2017. The new freighter became airborne in about 3,500 feet at Paine Field near Everett, WA.

In October 2016 Boeing announced an order for 14 747-8 Freighters for UPS. The agreement also includes an option to purchase an additional 14 of the cargo airplanes.

The 747-8s will enable UPS to begin a cascade of aircraft route reassignments that will add significant air capacity to the company’s busiest lanes, thereby optimizing global air network capacity well beyond the impact of adding new cargo jets.

The 14 aircraft are to be delivered between 2017 and 2020.

In addition, the 747-8 offers training and operating efficiencies to UPS. Pilots of the company’s existing 747-400 fleet will enjoy a common equipment rating, allowing them to fly both aircraft types. Further, UPS will realize greater economies of scale in maintenance and ground handling by operating the -8 aircraft.

The 747-8 freighters carry 34 shipping containers on its main deck and 14 in its lower compartments.  The -8 has a cargo capacity of 307,600 pounds, or approximately 30,000 packages and a range of 4,340 nautical miles.

N605UP arrived at the Louisville (SDF) base and is currently operating crew proving flights around SDF. It will enter revenue service later this month.

The 747 fleet usually operate from SDF to Anchorage, Alaska for refueling, and then on to its hubs in Asia.

Copyright Photo: UPS Airlines (UPS-Worldwide Services) Boeing 747-8F N607UP (msn 64265) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 939437.

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El Al takes delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

The first El Al Boeing 787 Dreamliner, delivered on August 22, 2017, named "Ashdod"

El Al Israel Airlines (Tel Aviv) on August 22, 2017 took delivery of its first of 16 new 282-seat Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The new Dreamliners will eventually replace the aging Boeing 747-400s and 767-300s.

The new type will be introduced on September 12, 2017 on the Tel Aviv – London (Heathrow) route followed by Tel Aviv – Newark route on October 29, 2017.

Tel Aviv – Hong Kong service will follow on March 18, 2018.

The pictured 4X-EDA is named “Ashdod”.

Boeing issued this statement:

Boeing, El Al Israel Airlines and Air Lease Corporation (ALC) are celebrating the delivery of the carrier’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner on August 22, 2017.

El Al leased the airplane through an agreement with Air Lease Corporation.

The 787-9 touched down in Tel Aviv the following day following a nonstop, 6,746 mile (10,856 km.) delivery flight from Paine Field, adjacent to Boeing’s factory in Everett, Wash.

 

El Al has been an all-Boeing carrier since taking delivery of its first new Boeing airplane in 1961 and currently operates a fleet of more than 40 airplanes including Next-Generation 737s, 747s, 767s and 777s.

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Top Copyright Photo: El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner 4X-EDA (msn 63548) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 939092. All other photos by El Al.

Alaska Airlines to offer nine daily departures from Paine Field in 2018

Alaska Airlines has issued this statement:

Air travel will get a lot easier for flyers living in Snohomish County and North King County, Washington, next year when Alaska Airlines introduces commercial service from Paine Field – Snohomish County Airport. Subject to government approvals, starting by fall of 2018, more than a million North Sound travelers will enjoy shorter commutes to the airport and up to nine daily departures.

Alaska Airlines plans to operate nine daily departures from Paine Field using a fuel-efficient fleet of Boeing 737 and Embraer 175 aircraft.

Groundbreaking on the new terminal is expected in early June, with full details of Alaska’s routes as well as ticket sale information to be announced in early 2018.

Image: Alaska Airlines.