An order for more of Boeing’s popular 777F widebody freighter was unveiled today (May 25). Find out more…
The airline in question is Ethiopian Airlines, now identified to have commitments for a further five examples of the Boeing 777F – which features a maximum structural payload of 107 tonnes and a 4,970nm range – in a move, the airline says, will help it to “meet the growing demand in our cargo operation”.
According to the Arlington, Virginia-based aircraft manufacturer, the order is, at present, shown as “unidentified” on its orders and deliveries website.
Currently, Ethiopian Airlines boasts a nine-strong inventory of the 777F. The very first example of the type delivered to the Addis Ababa-based firm was ET-APS (c/n 41846) – named The Renaissance Dam – back in September 2012. This was a proud moment for the company after it became Africa’s first carrier to operate a 777F.