Lufthansa Group selects new 777-8 freighter and orders additional 787s

In addition, Lufthansa Group continues to accelerate the modernization of its long-haul fleet with the purchase of seven new 787-9 aircraft. The order for more 787s brings Lufthansa Group’s total order book for the 787 Dreamliner to 32 firm orders. The group is also a launch customer for the 777X passenger airliner, with 20 orders confirmed.

“Continuous modernization of the Lufthansa Group’s long-haul fleet is one of our top priorities. We are therefore very pleased to further invest in the latest generation of Boeing aircraft. The purchase will complement our existing orders and further reduce operating costs, enhancing fuel efficiency and delivering the latest customer experiences. Furthermore The purchase highlights our commitment to promoting sustainable aviation.” Detlev CaesarMember of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Boeing launched the new 777-8 Freighter in January and has already booked 34 firm orders for the model. With advanced technology from the new 777X family and the proven performance of the market-leading 777 Freighter, the 777-8 Freighter delivers the highest payload, lowest fuel use, emissions and operating cost per ton of any large freighter.

“With the selection of our newest freighter, Lufthansa continues its long history with Boeing aircraft programmes, becoming the first European customer for the 777-8 Freighter,” he said. Ihssane MoonirSenior Vice President of Sales and Commercial Marketing, Boeing. “By investing in the 777 and 787 fleet, Lufthansa Group will operate the most advanced and fuel-efficient twin-engine aircraft in the industry. Each of these aircraft reduces emissions by 15 to 25% compared to previous models with a noise footprint. Smaller by up to 50% of its predecessors, helping to advance the Lufthansa Group’s sustainability goals.”

The 777-8 Freighter is ideally suited for operators creating a more sustainable and profitable future. With nearly identical payload and range capabilities, 30% better fuel and emissions efficiency and 25% better operating costs per ton, the 777-8 freighter will be the perfect choice as operators replace legacy freighter trucks later this decade.

Boeing Commercial Market Outlook 2021 forecasts a 70% increase in the global freight fleet by 2040, including approximately 450 new large freighter aircraft such as the 777-8 Freighter and 777 Freighter. Delivery of the first 777-8 freighter is expected in 2027.

Built from lightweight composite materials, powered by advanced engines and a suite of environmentally advanced technologies, the 787 family has an airport noise footprint of 60% lower than previous generation aircraft, making it ideal for the Lufthansa Group’s airport communities.

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