Qatar Airways Cargo takes delivery of three new Boeing 777 freighters

Qatar Airways Cargo takes delivery of three new Boeing 777 freighters

By QLNews

Qatar Airways (QA) Cargo, the world’s leading air cargo carrier, has welcomed three brand new Boeing 777 freighters to its fleet.

With the delivery of the new freighters yesterday, QA Cargo now has a total freighter fleet count of 30 freighters. These include two Boeing 747 freighters, 24 Boeing 777 Freighters and four Airbus A330 freighters.

The brand new freighters will be used for QA Cargo’s long haul scheduled routes. Additionally, they will serve as cargo charters, supporting global trade and the movement of time and temperature-sensitive goods.

QA Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, commented, “With the arrival of these new freighters, we are injecting much-needed capacity in the market helping support global supply chains at a critical time during the pandemic.

“The added capacity will enable us to support the logistics around the COVID-19 vaccination which is projected to be one of the greatest logistical challenges for the industry.

“The 777F’s fuel-efficiency, long-range and high capacity will support our airline to be more sustainable and operate additional non-stop flights to further destinations around the world, facilitating the movement of time and temperature-sensitive goods.”

The Boeing Company Senior Vice President Commercial Sales and Marketing, Ihssane Mounir, said, “During these challenging times, Qatar Airways Cargo has been transporting humanitarian relief and medical goods to those in need and we are proud that their growing fleet of 777 freighters is supporting such a commendable effort.”

“We deeply appreciate our long-standing partnership with Qatar Airways and their confidence in the 777 freighters as the backbone of their expansive global air cargo operations,” he added.

The Boeing 777 freighter is an efficient, long-range, and high-capacity freighter, powered by the world’s most powerful commercial jet engine, the General Electric GE90-110B1.

The 777F has a revenue payload capability of more than 102 metric tonnes. It can fly 4,970 nautical miles (9,200 kilometers) and carry a full payload of 224,900 lbs (102,010 kilograms) at general cargo market densities (more than 10 pounds per cubic foot), making it the world’s longest-range twin-engine freighter.

Since the pandemic began, QA Cargo has played a highly significant role in helping deliver essential supplies, pharmaceuticals, perishables and other vital cargo around the world through belly-hold cargo on passenger flights and freighters.

In addition to its scheduled freighters, QA Cargo operated over 500 freight charters of relief goods, personal protective equipment and medical aid to impacted countries.

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