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Three big ones for TNT

[ October 21, 2010   //   ]

TNT Airways has a signed an agreement for the delivery and lease of three new Boeing 777-200 Long Range Freighters with Guggenheim Aviation Partners. The first aircraft will enter service by July 2011 and the others by the end of 2011. The new aircraft will replace two owned B747-400ERFs and two B747-400ERFs on short-term lease on routes between Europe and Asia and will also reduce TNT’s reliance on commercial line-haul and external short-term contract capacity. While the B777 freighter offers a maximum payload of 107 tons compared to the 117 tons of a B747, it carries more payload than a 747 over distances greater than 13,000km.

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