I Mum­bai Air­port re­ceives Lufthansa Cargo’s Boe­ing 777F in Asia for the first time

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Cargo’s Boe­ing 777F, the freight air­line’s new flag­ship landed in Asia for the first time, at Mum­bai In­ter­na­tional Air­port on Jan­uary 9 at 03: 08 am (lo­cal time) fol­low­ing a seven-hour flight with about 90 tonne of cargo. The Boe­ing 777F is cur­rently be­ing used in sched­uled op­er­a­tions mainly be­tween Europe and North Amer­ica. How­ever, in be­tween this, the air­craft are also be­ing reg­u­larly flown to other des­ti­na­tions as the new pi­lots for this type have to com­plete many hours of flight train­ing be­fore be­ing li­censed to fly them in Lufthansa Cargo sched­uled op­er­a­tions. Two of the to­tal of five or­dered Boe­ing 777 freighters are al­ready in use at Lufthansa Cargo. With a full pay­load of 103 tonne, it is able to re­main in the air for ten and half hours. This means that it can fly non-stop for more than 9,000 kilo­me­tres, en­abling Lufthansa Cargo to fly di­rect and fully loaded from Frankfurt to Shang­hai, for ex­am­ple.

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