Boeing Makes Billion-dollar Sale on 777 Freighters

Marlin Dailey, Boeing

Boeing has secured a deal with Lufthansa to deliver five Boeing 777 freighters valued at $1.35 billion. The transaction was made in an effort to help Lufthansa modernize and expand its fleet.

These planes are hot on the market right now, with 88 already ordered. The plane is the world’s longest range twin-engine freighter. It has a larger-than-normal cargo capacity and can fly 4,900 nautical miles with a full payload of 225,200 pounds.

“Since entering service in 2009, the 777 freighter has delivered its promise of fuel efficiency, reduced emissions and lower noise,” said Marlin Dailey, vice president of sales and marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The 777 freighter features the lowest trip cost of any freighter and its long range and high capacity will help Lufthansa Cargo achieve its ambitious business goals.”

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