Silk Way orders more 747-8Fs

Azerbaijan-based Silk Way Group signed a firm order with Boeing to purchase three 747-8 Freighters. Rumors that Silk Way was negotiating such an order surfaced late last year, and have now been confirmed by a report late last week from the Azerbaijan State Information Agency showing photos of Aaur Akhundov, President of the Silk Way Group, […]
  • David Harris
  • March 2, 2015

747-8F: the State of the program

It has now been almost nine years since Boeing officially launched the 747-8. In a departure from the normal evolution of major aircraft programs, Boeing launched the freighter variant, the 747-8F, first, with Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) signing on as launch customers, with orders for ten and eight freighters, respectively. It wasn’t until […]
  • David Harris
  • October 14, 2014

747-8 Freighters — where are they now?

It has now been almost nine years since Boeing officially launched the 747-8, with Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines signing on as launch customers with orders for ten and eight freighters, respectively. In a departure from the normal evolution of major aircraft programs, Boeing launched the freighter variant, the 747-8F, first, and it wasn’t until […]
  • David Harris
  • August 26, 2014

ICBC to buy 747-8 Freighters?

According to a Bloomberg report, China-based ICBC Financial Leasing Co. is in talks with Boeing about the purchase of four or five 747-8Fs, with the intent of leasing them to South Korea-based Asiana. ICBC Leasing is the commercial finance arm of Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, the world’s largest bank by total assets and […]
  • David Harris
  • June 23, 2014
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