SEATTLE, May 9, 2022
/PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Lufthansa Group
today announced the airline group will continue its strategic
decision to strengthen Lufthansa Cargo with an order for seven
777-8 Freighters, the industry's newest and most fuel-efficient
The Group has also placed a new order for two 777 Freighters to
add to its cargo fleet, providing extra cargo capacity in the
near-term until the delivery of its first 777-8 Freighter.
In addition, the Lufthansa Group continues to accelerate the
modernization of its long-haul passenger fleet with a new purchase
of seven 787-9s. The order for more 787s brings Lufthansa Group's
total order book for the 787 Dreamliner to 32 firm orders. The
Group also is a launch customer for the 777X passenger airplane,
with 20 firm orders.
"The continuous modernization of Lufthansa Group's long-haul
fleet is one of our top priorities. Therefore, we are very pleased
to further invest into the newest generation of Boeing aircraft.
The purchase will complement our existing orders and further reduce
our operating costs, enhance fuel efficiency and provide
state-of-the-art customer experiences. Moreover, the purchase
highlights our commitment towards enhancing sustainable aviation,"
said Dr. Detlef Kayser, Member of
the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
Boeing launched the new 777-8 Freighter in January and has
already booked 34 firm orders for the model. With advanced
technology from the new 777X family and proven performance of the
market-leading 777 Freighter, the 777-8 Freighter offers the
highest payload and the lowest fuel use, emissions and operating
cost per tonne of any large freighter.
"With the selection of our newest freighter, Lufthansa continues
its long history of firsts with Boeing airplane programs, becoming
the first European customer for the 777-8 Freighter," said
Ihssane Mounir, Boeing senior vice
president of Commercial Sales and Marketing. "With the investment
in the 777 and 787 fleet, the Lufthansa Group will operate the most
advanced, fuel-efficient twin-engine airplanes in the industry.
Each of these airplanes reduces emissions by 15 to 25% compared to
previous models with a noise footprint up to 50% smaller than their
predecessors, helping to advance the Lufthansa Group's
The 777-8 Freighter is ideally suited for operators creating a
more sustainable and profitable future. With nearly identical
payload and range capabilities, 30% better fuel efficiency and
emissions and 25% better operating costs per tonne, the 777-8
Freighter will be the ideal choice as operators replace aging
freighters later this decade.
The 2021 Boeing Commercial Market Outlook projects a 70%
increase in the global freighter fleet by 2040, including
approximately 450 new large widebody freighters such as the new
777-8 Freighter and 777 Freighter. First delivery of the 777-8
freighter is anticipated in 2027.
Built with lightweight composite materials and powered by
advanced engines and a suite of environmentally progressive
technologies, the 787 family has an airport-noise footprint that is
60% smaller than the previous generation of airplanes, making it
ideal for Lufthansa Group airport communities.
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manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defense products
and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. As a
top U.S. exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global
supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and
community impact. Boeing's diverse team is committed to innovating
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