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ATLAS AIR takes delivery of widebody B747-8F to expand ops


Atlas Air, a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has taken delivery of a Boeing 747-8 freighter. This is the second of four new 747-8 freighters ordered by Atlas Air in 2021. These are the last 747-8 freighters to be produced by Boeing. “The 747-8F is the most capable, advanced and ecofriendl­y widebody freighter, providing 20 per cent higher payload capacity and 16 per cent lower fuel consumptio­n than 747-400F. This aircraft has been placed under a long-term pact with an existing customer, said release. John Dietrich, president and CEO, Atlas Air Worldwide said, “We are pleased to add more capacity for our customers. Atlas’ investment in these new aircraft underscore­s our commitment to the environmen­t.”

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