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Fourth freighter for Cargolux

[ May 25, 2012   //   ]

Luxembourg-based all-cargo airline Cargolux took delivery of its fourth  at the aircraft manufacturer’s delivery center in Everett on 24 May. After a short ferry flight to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport the aircraft went into revenue service on the same day with the flight continuing to Los Angeles prior to joining the Cargolux fleet in Luxembourg. It is one of a 13-strong order for the carrier.

It is also the first 747-8F delivered from Boeing with increased operational weights, with a six tonne higher maximum takeoff weight ha

Cargolux is meanwhile continuing its fleet rollover program. The new aircraft replaces a 747-400F that is due to leave the fleet in the summer and the 747-400F fleet will successively be reduced as further new aircraft are delivered.

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