Cargolux receive final B747-400F

The Boeing Company recently delivered to Cargolux Airlines International its 16th and last 747-400 Freighter with a ceremony at Paine Field in Everett, Wash.

This year celebrates the 30th anniversary of Cargolux taking delivery of its first Boeing 747 Freighter. The airplane, dubbed “City of Contern,” was delivered before a contingent of official representatives from the commune of Contern, Luxembourg, as well as Luxembourg-based media.

Cargolux is the launch customer for the 747-8, and will take delivery of the first of its 13 Boeing 747-8 Freighters in 2009.

Cargolux’s new 747-8 Freighters will offer significant capacity benefits over their 747-400F fleet, with a maximum structural payload capacity of 140 metric tonnes (154 tons) and 16 percent more revenue cargo volume, with slightly greater range and 16 percent lower tonne-kilometer costs.

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