Second B747F upgrades ABC

AIRBRIDGECargo Airlines, has taken delivery of its second B747-400ER freighter.

The carrier will use the new aircraft, under lease from GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS), on its existing routes. The airline currently operates some 20 weekly flights between Asia, Europe and Russia.

“We are honoured to receive the 1,400th Boeing 747,” said Gennady Pivovarov, senior vice-president of production, Air BridgeCargo Airlines. “The 747 is a high quality, reliable airplane that has already proved its critical role in success of a cargo airline. The new airplane will replace an earlier generation 747-200 aircraft, which is leaving our fleet this month and will prove our ongoing commitment to the strategic fleet renovation program and improving quality and efficiency for our customers around the world.”

“This milestone speaks to the strong foundation laid at the very beginning of the 747 program,” said Boeing’s Ross Bogue, vice-president and general manager, 747 program and Everett site. “The 747 has eclipsed the initial market estimate of 200 units that was projected when the airplane entered service. This is a tribute to the hard work and dedication that our Boeing employees, suppliers and the community have put into this program.”

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