Lufthansa B777F takes off for maiden flight
On top of 25 Airbus 350-900 (see ITJ Daily of 27.9.), Germany's Lufthansa recently also ordered long-haul aircraft from Boeing. The 34 B777-9X will be delivered from 2016. By 2025, older aircraft of the Boeing 747-400 and Airbus 340-300 types will be replaced. The new aircraft are primarily intended to replace existing aircraft at Lufthansa.
The first Triple Sevens, however, will go the group's cargo unit, which are earmarked to replace the old MD-11F. The first B777Fs are currently being manufactured in Seattle (USA) - the first model conducted its maiden flight last week - and join the freighter fleet in Frankfurt from next week. Their first three destinations from November will again be in the US: Atlanta, Chicago, New York.