CFS 2019: Outsized cargo transportation after the 747-8F

SAN DIEGO  – “We don’t see a clear successor to the 747-8F, the 747-400F or the An-124,” said Michael Steen, COO, Atlas Air Worldwide during a discussion about widebody freighters at Cargo Facts Symposium 2019.

Atlas Air is currently the operator of the world’s largest fleet of nose-loading freighters, which are used not only for carrying outsized cargo, but also for loading efficiency, said Steen.

As the nose-door capable fleet declines, members of the audience asked what might happen to the outsized cargo transportation market if 747-8F production ceases.

Here’s what Steen had to say:

For more video from Cargo Facts Symposium 2019, see the archive here.
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