Atlas Air, Inc., a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., today announced it has taken delivery of a Boeing 747-8 Freighter.
As previously announced, this is the second of four new 747-8 Freighters ordered by Atlas Air in 2021.
These are the last 747-8 Freighters ever to be produced by Boeing.
The 747-8F is the most capable, technologically advanced and environmentally friendly widebody freighter, providing 20% higher payload capacity and 16% lower fuel consumption than the very capable 747-400F.
This aircraft has been placed under a long-term agreement with an existing customer.
“We are pleased to receive this additional 747-8F, and to add more capacity and value to our customers,” said John Dietrich, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide.
“Atlas’ investment in these new aircraft underscores our commitment to environmental stewardship through the reduction of aircraft emissions, resource consumption and noise.”